Temperature Record Broken During Las Vegas Heatwave

The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for an upcoming Las Vegas heatwave, just a few days after temperature records were shattered.

On Monday, the NWS upgraded an excessive heat watch to a warning. The warning will be in effect from 10 a.m. Tuesday until 9 p.m. Wednesday.

The temperature during the Las Vegas heatwave could reach as high as 108 degrees Fahrenheit on Tuesday and 111 degrees on Wednesday.

As such, experts are advising that residents limit outdoor exposure, stay hydrated, and brush up on the signs of heat illnesses. It’s also recommended that you wear lightweight, long-sleeve clothing, and ensure that you have the proper sun protection.

As mentioned, the excessive heat warning comes just a few days after record-breaking temperatures last week. On Thursday, June 6, temperatures in Las Vegas reached 111 degrees Fahrenheit, breaking the previous record.

Las Vegas wasn’t the only Southwestern city to get hit with the heatwave, since temperatures in Phoenix reached a high of 113 on Thursday, June 6. In fact, much of the American Southwest is experiencing elevated temperatures because of a “heat dome,” a mass of exceptionally hot air that can develop when high-pressure systems trap warm air from rising.

If you need somewhere to beat the heat in Sin City, check out the VegasNews guide to the best hotels with indoor pools in Las Vegas. If you have a furry friend and need help to keep them cool, you can also check out the best pet-friendly hotels instead.

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