Miami, Fort Lauderdale Heat Index Rising: Relief Unlikely as Hotter Days Approach

Miami, Fort Lauderdale Heat Index Rising: Relief Unlikely as Hotter Days Approach

The National Weather Service predicted that Sunday would be hot once more in Miami and Fort Lauderdale, but not as hot as it was on Saturday or as hot as it would be later this week.

The weather service issues a hazardous weather statement that states, “Heat Indices of 100 degrees and above are expected beginning Monday and lasting through all of next week. Peak heat indices in excess of 105 degrees will be possible in primarily the Wednesday to Friday time frame.”

Highs of 89 degrees at Miami International Airport, 93 degrees at Homestead Air Reserve Base, and 88 degrees at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport are predicted by the NWS for Sunday. By 10 a.m. on Sunday, that final prediction had come true.

This comes after a Saturday when the heat index reached its highest point of 99 degrees an hour later and the MIA temperature peaked at 93 degrees at 3:53 p.m. Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood reached its peak for both, 97 and 105, at 3:53 p.m.

It peaked at 2:55 p.m. with a temperature of 93.4 degrees and a heat index of 97.

It is predicted that the highs at MIA and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood will be 93 degrees on Wednesday and 92 degrees on Thursday. In Homestead, highs of 95 and 94 are anticipated on those days.

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Reminders about the heat

  • Never leave kids, pets, or gadgets in a parked car.
  • Consume fruits and water consistently. Make sure everything you’re bringing that contains dairy is chilled with ice packs or cold packs. Meats and dairy products can spoil quickly, particularly if the cooler is exposed to the sun.
  • If you plan to be outside, dress in airy, light-colored clothing. Dri-fit shirts with long sleeves are ideal if you plan to work outside.