BOSTON (CBS) — It’s supposed to be hot this time of year, but the first week of August was one for the record books in Boston.

WBZ-TV executive weather producer Terry Eliasen says the 1st through 7th was the hottest first week of August in Boston ever recorded.

The average temperature for the week was 81.9 degrees, a full degree warmer than the old record set in 1988, 1980 and 1938.

Tuesday’s temperature reached 95 degrees in Boston, 13 degrees above the day’s historical average. The low temperature on Tuesday was 77 degrees, breaking the record of 76 degrees set in 2001.

Boston has not dropped below 70 degrees since Aug. 1.

The first week of August in the city was also Boston’s hottest seven-day stretch of the year, beating out a week in late June and early July.

Temperatures are expected to drop into the lower 80s starting Saturday.

Comments (12)
  1. Donalds Trump says this global warming is a scam and he tells me what I want to think, so this news is fake.

    Here in America we are all entitled to our own truth. It’s guaranteed in the constitution.

  2. Is it even hotter than the month they released More than a Feeling?

  3. Who’d have thought it’d be hot in August? We should have listened to AlGore.

  4. The northern magnetic pole has shifted into Siberia from the northern Arctic. The south magnetic pole has also shifted to outside Antarctica. The shifts are continuing, an indication of polar swaps of the two magnetic poles. As a result, more of the earth’s surface has been exposed to the sun resulting in increased temperatures. Temperatures will continue to increase for several thousands of years until the swaps are complete. Man-made global warming is a hoax.

  5. caffeineator says:

    recorded since 1938. The earth is 4.5 billion years old. Give me a break.

  6. Patrick Wood says:

    I’d like to know where the official temperature stations are located. Over 75% of weather stations in the US are improperly sited.

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