June 2019 was the hottest June in 140 years, setting a global record, according to the latest monthly global climate report released on Thursday by the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, below are a few highlights covered on The Big Wobble.
On June 27th, Kuwait recorded the hottest temperature in the world this year, with the mercury hitting 52.2 degrees Celsius (126 deg F) in the shadow, in the region of Matraba in North Kuwait.
On the same day, France recorded its highest temperature ever as a continuing heatwave pushed the mercury toward 45 deg C, (113 deg F)
The new record was measured in the southern town of Carpentras.
Meteo France forecaster Etienne Kapikian says the Carpentras record of 44.3C was a "provisional maximum temperature" that did rise over 45C".
Also on the 17th of June, another report on The Big Wobble claimed: Temperatures touching 51 deg C (124 deg F) and a historic drought was causing millions of people to abandon their homes in search of water and causing mass suicides in India, full story
Below is the report from NOAA.