Memphis - Highest Temperature for Each Year





Here's where you'll find answers to questions about the highest temperatures and hottest days in Memphis, Tennessee. How hot did it get in 2018? When was the last time thermometers in Memphis rose above 105 °F? What was the highest temperature in Memphis five decades ago? Answers to those questions and much more can be found quickly and easily in the list below of record high temperatures.

This page gives the highest temperature for each year in Memphis and the date that it happened. A date with a plus sign means it was that hot on at least one other day earlier that year.

These records were observed at Memphis International Airport and go back to 1940. The highest temperature measured during that time was 108 degrees Fahrenheit (42 Celsius) on July 13, 1980.

Highest Memphis temperatures in recent years
Max °F Date Max °C
97 July 13, 2018 + 36
99 July 21, 2017 37
100 July 22, 2016 38
99 July 29, 2015 + 37
100 August 24, 2014 38
98 September 08, 2013 37
103 July 05, 2012 + 39
106 August 03, 2011 41
104 August 04, 2010 40
Highest temperature recorded at Memphis each year
Max °F Date Max °C
100 June 23, 2009 38
101 July 29, 2008 38
106 August 15, 2007 41
102 August 10, 2006 + 39
100 August 21, 2005 + 38
97 July 14, 2004 36
98 August 18, 2003 37
98 July 10, 2002 37
96 August 22, 2001 + 36
107 August 30, 2000 42
100 August 18, 1999 + 38
102 July 06, 1998 39
99 July 28, 1997 + 37
97 July 22, 1996 36
100 August 19, 1995 38
97 July 05, 1994 + 36
99 August 20, 1993 + 37
95 July 13, 1992 + 35
100 August 05, 1991 38
101 September 06, 1990 + 38
98 August 29, 1989 37
101 June 29, 1988 + 38
100 August 02, 1987 + 38
104 July 31, 1986 + 40
97 June 04, 1985 36
96 July 11, 1984 + 36
100 August 24, 1983 + 38
97 July 22, 1982 + 36
100 August 15, 1981 38
108 July 13, 1980 42
97 July 04, 1979 36
98 June 30, 1978 37
100 July 15, 1977 + 38
97 July 26, 1976 + 36
98 September 03, 1975 + 37
98 July 19, 1974 37
97 June 25, 1973 + 36
96 September 19, 1972 36
100 July 15, 1971 38
100 July 03, 1970 38
103 July 11, 1969 39
98 August 23, 1968 37
94 June 21, 1967 34
102 July 15, 1966 39
100 July 24, 1965 38
101 August 04, 1964 38
99 August 28, 1963 37
99 August 19, 1962 37
95 July 20, 1961 35
99 August 05, 1960 37
96 July 31, 1959 36
97 June 14, 1958 + 36
97 July 15, 1957 36
103 August 17, 1956 + 39
97 September 08, 1955 + 36
104 July 18, 1954 + 40
103 June 20, 1953 + 39
106 July 28, 1952 41
103 August 31, 1951 39
98 June 26, 1950 37
98 August 12, 1949 37
98 July 07, 1948 37
103 August 04, 1947 39
98 August 09, 1946 37
100 July 23, 1945 38
102 July 18, 1944 39
105 August 27, 1943 41
101 July 16, 1942 38
99 August 10, 1941 + 37
98 July 29, 1940 37
Reference

Jay Lawrimore. 2016. Global Summary of the Year, Version 1.0. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. 

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