Heat record broken in San Juan with 95°F
By The Star Staff
The National Weather Service (NWS) in San Juan registered a record temperature of 95 degrees Fahrenheit on Thursday at Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport, which surpassed the previous record of 94 degrees Fahrenheit set in 1976.
The temperature increase recorded Thursday was part of a heat wave that has afflicted various parts of Puerto Rico and has led to above-average temperatures in many municipalities on the island.
The previous record of 94 degrees Fahrenheit in 1976 had been a reference point for the weather station at Luis Muñoz Marín airport in Carolina for 47 years, showing the intensity of Thursday’s heat.
NWS specialists recommended that the public take precautions to avoid heat stroke, including staying in cool places and staying hydrated.