Summer solstice will take place Thursday, June 20, and Oklahoma is expected to receive over 14 hours of sunlight!

After the summer solstice, Oklahoma is expected to see an increase in temperatures - confirming that the start of summer has arrived.

What is the summer solstice?

According to Britanica.com, the summer solstice is one of two "moments during the year when the path of the sun in the sky is farthest north in the Northern Hemisphere." This year's summer solstice will occur on Thursday, June 20.

The reason why we see several hours of daylight during the summer solstice is because the sun travels the longest path through the sky.

When will the sunrise and sunset be in Oklahoma on June 20?

Oklahoma is expected to have 14.5 hours of sun on Thursday, June 20. According to the National Weather Service in Norman, this day will be the longest day of the year in Oklahoma. Most areas of Oklahoma will see the sun rise between 6 a.m. and 6:25 a.m. and the sun set by 9 p.m.

National Weather Service in Norman
National Weather Service in Norman
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What will the weather be like during the summer solstice?

It will be a warm day in Oklahoma on Thursday, June 20. Temperatures will top out in the low 90s for most areas. It will be partly sunny, but mostly cloudy skies will be expected.

But after Thursday, Oklahoma will begin to see a dramatic increase in temperature. It looks like those 100-degree summer days are closer than we'd like.

National Weather Service in Norman
National Weather Service in Norman
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Above-average temperatures expected for Oklahoma.

A warming pattern is headed for Oklahoma with above-average temperatures starting this weekend and continuing into next week.


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