True to its nickname of ‘Hotlanta,’ Atlanta experienced the second hottest summer on record in 2016 with an average temperate of 82.4.
The record was 82.7 degrees set in 1980.
The city had 71 days with temperatures above 90 for June through August, compared to 47 last year and 23 in 2014, according to a North and Central Georgia Climate Summary from the National Weather Service.
In general, the area was warmer and drier than normal. Athens tied their record for hottest summer, previously set in 2011.
The National Weather Service is also predicting a warm fall for the Atlanta area. North and Central Georgia have a 40-50 percent chance for above normal temperatures in September, October and November, according to the climate summary.
To see the complete climate summary, click here.