Orlando, Daytona Beach hit 99, 100 for 1st time in decades

Orlando, Daytona Beach tie record heats set in 1999, 1944 respectively

A sweltering afternoon along Daytona Beach Thursday. (Copyright 2022 by WKMG ClickOrlando - All rights reserved.)

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Folks out at the World’s Most Famous Beach will want to jump in the water when they hear this: Daytona Beach’s temperature Thursday hit heights not seen in 23 years.

News 6 meteorologists said Daytona Beach’s temperature hit 100 Thursday for the first time since 1999. That ties a record for the day that was set in 1944.

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It’s not the only place in Central Florida where we are flirting with record heat. In Orlando, the temperature hit 99, tying a record set in 1924. The last time Orlando reached a high of 99 was in 2015.

And “feels like” temperatures will be even higher. It could feel as hot as 110 in parts of Central Florida Thursday.

Temperature records for Central Florida. (Copyright 2022 by WKMG ClickOrlando - All rights reserved.)

With low rain chances, temperatures will likely remain as high on Friday, so be sure to protect yourself from the heat.

Temperatures will drop as rain chances rise this weekend.

About the Authors:

Christie joined the ClickOrlando team in November 2021.

Jonathan Kegges joined the News 6 team in June 2019 as the Weekend Morning Meteorologist. Jonathan comes from Roanoke, Virginia where he covered three EF-3 tornadoes and deadly flooding brought on by Hurricanes Florence and Michael.