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Summer - Cars Heating Up

How hot do cars get in the summer?

While the exact temperature depends on various factors, cars warm 20 degrees in 10 minutes and 30 degrees in 20 minutes.

A child warms up three to five times faster than adults. A body temperature of 104 can cause a stroke, and 107 can be deadly.

So it can become dangerously hot in 10 minutes if it is 90 degrees outside.

If it 95 degrees outside, it can be dangerous in less than 10 minutes. Even if it's only 85 degrees, it will become dangerous within 15-20 minutes.

If a child is left in a car, he will be exhaling, which will add humidity into the air. This makes it more difficult for the body to cool itself off, since sweat won't evaporate as easily.