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Both The World and the World Cup Had People Sweating Last Week!

by Loraine Gostling

Photo:Washington Post

Record temperatures all over the world were reported last week.

The Washington Post says that the normally mild summer climates of Ireland, Scotland and Canada to the scorching Middle East, numerous locations in the Northern Hemisphere have witnessed their hottest weather ever recorded over the past week.

Large areas of heat pressure or heat domes scattered around the hemisphere led to the sweltering temperatures.

A tour around the world of the recent hot-weather milestones shows:-

Excessive heat scorched Britain. The stifling heat caused roads and roofs to buckle and resulted in multiple record highs.

Scotland provisionally set its hottest temperature on record. The U.K. Met Office reported Motherwell, about 12 miles southeast of Glasgow, hit 91.8 degrees (33.2 Celsius) on June 28, passing the previous record of (32.9 Celsius) set in August 2003 at Greycrook. Additionally, Glasgow had its hottest day on record, hitting 89.4 degrees (31.9 Celsius).

  • In Ireland, on June 28th:-
    • Belfast hit 85.1 degrees (29.5 Celsius), its record.
    • Shannon hit 89.6 degrees (32 Celsius), its record.
  • In Northern Ireland, Castlederg hit 86.2 degrees (30.1 Celsius) on June 29, its record.

Denver had an all-time high-temperature record of 105 degrees (40.5 Celsius) on June 28th.

Montreal recorded its highest temperature in recorded history, dating back 147 years, of 97.9 degrees (36.6 Celsius) on July 2. The city also posted its most extreme midnight combination of heat and humidity.

Several locations in southern Russia topped or matched their warmest June temperatures on record on the 28th.

Yerevan, Armenia: On July 2nd the capital city soared to 107.6 degrees (42 Celsius), a record high for July and tying its record for any month.

Spain did not hit any records this year yet, the last one being in mid July 2017 Spain posted its highest temperature recorded when Cordoba Airport (in the south) hit 116.4 degrees (46.9 Celsius).

(Oh BTW England Plays Sweden on Saturday 7th July at 4pm 😉 )

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