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6th hottest summer on record in Detroit

Posted: 8:15 PM, Aug 31, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-01 00:15:20Z

Summer 2018 was the 6th hottest on record in Detroit, and it was the 5th hottest month of August. Records go back to 1874.

The average high temperature this summer was 83.6°, and the average low was 65.2°. 

Here's how that breaks down each month.

JUNE: 13th HOTTEST
Average high: 80.5°
Average low: 62.5°
Overall average: 71.5°

JULY: 18th HOTTEST
Average high: 85.6°
Average low: 66.2°
Overall average: 75.9°

AUGUST: 5th HOTTEST
Average high: 84.6°
Average low: 66.9°
Overall average: 75.8°

Below are the years of the hottest summers in Detroit:

1) 2016  
2) 2012
3) 2005
4) 1995
5) 1955
6) 2018 (tied 2010 & 2011)

Technically, summer 2018 doesn't end until the autumnal equinox on September 22nd.  However, "meteorological summer" ends August 31st.  Climate data for summer is kept from June, July and August only.