Yesterday, sweltering heat took San Francisco to a record high, hitting 88 degrees. Previously, the highest temperature recorded in June had been 83 degrees, first set in 1993.
All around the Bay Area, records fell as temperatures soared:
Correction, the column header should say Sunday not Saturday pic.twitter.com/tKHNTZYsPF— NWS Bay Area (@NWSBayArea) June 19, 2017
The heat wave will continue throughout the rest of the week, with an advisory will remain in effect through Thursday, said the National Weather Service Bay Area. While temperatures should cool today and tomorrow from Sunday's record-breaking heat, Thursday will see a return of 80+ degree weather.
While the impact will be felt most in inland areas, the NWS warned that "even the coast will experience warmer than normal temperatures."
To stay cool, residents of San Francisco can head over to a cooling center in their neighborhood, especially if their home does not have air conditioning.
In a FAQ on heat waves and heat illnesses, the SF Department of Public Health recommends that those who are feeling overwhelmed should "consider visiting a community center, movie theater, congregation, public library, swimming pool, or shaded park."
This map also shows where residents can go to beat the heat, which includes public libraries and other community centers.
Other tips for staying cool, courtesy of the NWS:
- drink plenty of fluids
- stay in an air-conditioned room
- draw window blinds and stay out of the sun
- check on relatives and neighbors, especially children and senior citizens
- avoid leaving pets or family members in hot cars
Rec and Parks also operates several public pools; daily entrance fees are $1 for children under 17 and $6 for adults, but memberships and 10-visit passes are available for purchase.
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