Headlines blazing reports of crippling heat across the globe might make Coastsiders feel particularly lucky for their mild climate. However, historical data shows that heat is on the horizon.
While the last week of July is the hottest week of the year for many American locales, Bay Area heat does not typically hit its peak until later in the season, according to local meteorologist Jan Null. Half Moon Bay is particularly lagging. From 1991 to 2020, the city’s average peak temperature of 66.8 degrees fell on Oct. 6.