Boston ‘smashes’ record-high temperatures this weekend

National Weather Service said temperatures are running 30-35 degrees higher than average.

Northeastern University students Maya Crawford, Stephanie Mollor, Grant Tebeau, and Genevieve Hulshof were at the Public Garden lagoon.
Northeastern University students Maya Crawford, Stephanie Mollor, Grant Tebeau, and Genevieve Hulshof were at the Public Garden lagoon. –JOHN TLUMACKI/GLOBE STAFF/GLOBE STAFF

Temperatures in Boston and throughout New England “smashed” records this weekend, according to the National Weather Service.

Highs in the city were recorded at 70 degrees on Saturday and Sunday, marking the first time Boston has seen back-to-back 70 degree days in January since records began in 1872, and only the third and fourth time temperatures have been so high overall.

Weekend temperatures are running 30 to 35 degrees above average not only in Boston, but also in Hartford, Providence and Worcester, according to NWS.

Saturday highs were recorded at 70 degrees in Boston, 68 degrees in Hartford, 65 degrees in Providence and 63 degrees in Worcester. Record highs before Saturday were 62 degrees in 1975, 60 degrees in 1983, 61 degrees in 1975, and 58 degrees in 1924, respectively.

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“Not only did all 4 of our climate sites break their previous daily record max temps yesterday, the record breaking warmth continued with ‘record warm low temperatures’ as well,” NWS said Sunday.

Lows on Saturday were recorded at 49 degrees in Boston, 42 degrees in Hartford, 44 degrees in Providence and 46 degrees in Worcester. Before Saturday, record lows for all four regions respectively were 46 degrees in 1983, 42 degrees in 1924, 43 degrees in 1924 and 46 degrees in 2017.