Monday, May 12, 2008

It’s Summer

It got up to 96 yesterday here in Miami.

Air conditioners provided the only cool breezes of the weekend for much of South Florida, with record-setting heat in Miami and Fort Lauderdale.

And forecasters say Monday could be equally sticky and steamy — and it’s not even summer.

”Summer doesn’t start until late June, but it won’t feel any different from now to then,” said Andy Tingler, a National Weather Service meteorologist. ”It’ll be hot and humid from now until October.”

So how’s that for a forecast?

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Breezes off the Atlantic Ocean usually help bring the temperatures down a few degrees, but Mother Nature offered little respite on Sunday.

There were ”no sea breezes, so the hot air just keeps blowing” across the city, Tingler said.

Temperatures in the mid 90s are not frequent in South Florida, even for summer months, when breezes from the Atlantic keep the readings generally in the upper 80s to low 90s.