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January heat spell sets all-time high temperature for the month in Naples

Posted at 8:58 AM, Jan 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-13 08:58:24-05

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- It felt more like summer across Southwest Florida this weekend as we had recording breaking heat both Saturday and Sunday.

Official records are kept at Naples and Fort Myers and both locations shattered records both days over the weekend.

Naples hit 89 degrees Sunday afternoon at 1:29pm. This not only eclipsed the old record of 85 degrees set back in 2013, but it also set an all-time high for the month of January for Naples. Temperature records in Naples date back to 1943.

Fort Myers also broke records each day reaching 87 degrees Saturday and 88 degrees Sunday. Sunday’s reading of 88 degrees broke the old record by 3 degrees. That old record of 85 was set back in 2013.

We will likely set records again on Monday as there is not much relief in sight. A ridge of high pressure is forecast to continue to bring Southwest Florida hot afternoons with an east wind between 5-10mph.

The forecast Monday calls for a high of 87 degrees. If we reach that mark we will set a record for the third straight day in Fort Myers and Naples.

Record Heat Continues