Published: Sep 18, 2010 12:26 AM EDT
Updated: Sep 17, 2010 8:14 PM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla. - This summer has been the hottest summer on record for Southwest Florida. The average temperature for June, July, and August was 84 degrees - day and night combined. That's almost three degrees above the average.

The temperature in Fort Myers and Naples were the same at an average of 84.3 degrees, but Naples has seen hotter - just one time before in 1944. That average was 84.5 degrees.

This summer, temps were more than 90 degrees on 82 days - short of the 90 day record in 1944.

The highest temperature reading this year in Southwest Florida was 98 degrees on June 13th and 16th.