published on 4 July 2019 in air
June 2019 has proved to be the hottest month in history
The summer has only just begun, but the scorching heat in the month of June that has just ended have already beaten the temperature records. The data published by the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S), in fact, show that the average temperature in Europe in June was higher than any other June ever recorded. The heat wave was determined by a mass of hot air arriving from the Sahara desert, which brought five days of record temperatures that were decidedly exceptional for the period, especially in France, Austria, Switzerland, Germany, the Czech Republic and in Northern Italy. Overall, the average temperature in June 2019 was 1°C higher than the previous record for June, logged in 1999, and 1°C higher than the trend in recent decades.