Tuesday, August 03, 2021

North America Has Its Hottest June on Record


Second warmest June in Europe; warmest on record for North America

7th July 2021

June 2021 surface air temperature:

  • June 2021 joins June 2018 as the fourth warmest June on record globally, after the Junes of 2016, 2019 and 2020
  • The month was the second warmest June on record for Europe
  • The warm region over Europe peaked in the north-east, and extended south-westward to North Africa and south-eastward as far as Iran and Pakistan
  • Heatwave conditions persisted over western North America, where many temperature records were broken
  • June 2021 was the warmest June on record for North America
  • Arctic Siberia also experienced high temperatures and its joint-fourth warmest June, on a par with June 2012
  • Antarctic temperatures were predominantly colder than usual


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