Hottest Weather Temperature Days in Boston

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The hottest weather temperature days in the history of the city of Boston dating back to 1872.

These are the hottest weather temperature days in the history of Boston dating back to 1872. On July 22, 2011, the temperature in Boston reached 103 degrees, which is tied for the second hottest temperature ever in the city. Remarkably, the only other time Boston had a 103 degree day was also on July 22, but that time it was in 1926.

I went to college at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts, and can personally attest to the fact that it can get hot in Boston in the summer. Northeastern is a five year co-op college, so I was in Boston during the summer while attending school.

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I now live in the New York City area, and though Boston does get hot in the summer, New York gets hotter. I've also traveled to Philadelphia many times in the summer and can say without a doubt Philadelphia is also hotter in the summer than Boston is.

New York and Philadelphia are south of Boston, which is cooled by ocean breezes even in the summer. The hottest temperature ever recorded in Boston is 104 degrees, which occurred on July 4, 1911. The record hottest temperature in the state of Massachusetts is three degrees higher than the record in Boston, because Boston is kept slightly cooler by the ocean breezes.

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Hottest Weather Temperature Days in Boston

1. July 4, 1911 - 104 degrees

T-2. July 22, 1926 - 103 degrees

T-2. July 22, 2011 - 103 degrees

T-4. July 21, 1977 - 102 degrees

T-4. August 2, 1975 - 102 degrees

T-4. July 3, 1911 - 102 degrees

T-4. September 7, 1882 - 102 degrees

T-8. August 14, 2002 - 101 degrees

T-8. August 10, 1949 - 101 degrees

T-8. August 12, 1944 - 101 degrees

T-8. July 5, 1919 - 101 degrees

T-8. July 6, 1911 - 101 degrees

T-8. July 10, 1880 - 101 degrees

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