It may come as a surprise for many people living in the Northern Hemisphere this summer but July 2018 was only the 4th warmest on record, according to NOAA's monthly report.
Heatwaves in July were reported from Canada, U.S. UK, Ireland, Europe, Russia, Japan and the Korean peninsula as the Northern Hemisphere baked in what appeared to be endless sunshine, in my part of the world Holland we didn't have a meaningful drop of rain during July as most days climbed well above 30 deg C, well into the 90's deg F.
Heat records around the world to tumbled daily as climate change became all so real.
It started in Canada, residents in the Toronto area had to endure a humidex temp which pushed into the mid-40s deg C (113 deg F) which resulted in the deaths of almost 100 people.
Southern California witnessed a heat wave that forecasters correctly predicted would be one for the record books, with widespread triple-digit highs which resulted in the biggest wildfire in California's history.
On July the 5th some experts claimed Africa's hottest temperature was reached when the mercury hit an incredible 51.3 deg C, (124.3 deg F) Ouargla in Algeria.
As Japan mourned the death of more than 200 flood victims 65 more people died and thousands taken to hospital from their crippling heatwave.
Temperatures surged above 40 degrees Celsius (104 deg Fahrenheit).
Sweden joined the global heatwave when temperatures climbed well above 30C which experts claimed was "very unusual!"
South Korea joined the global heat wave party when their highest-ever morning low was recorded in the city of Gangneung, where the temperature was 31°C at 6.45am.
The morning low in Seoul was 29.2° C, a record for the country's capital, according to South Korea's weather agency.
The mercury hit 41 deg°C (107 deg F) in the south-eastern town of Hayang, the highest temperature in the country so far in 2018 and killed 30 people.
Parts of the UK were experiencing heatwave conditions, with temperatures heading towards 37C (90F) - and was set to rise higher and Germany braced itself for sweltering temperatures that reached 36 degrees Celsius (96.8 Fahrenheit) in some places.
Meanwhile, Spain and Portugal were expected to smash the hottest temperature ever recorded in Europe when temperatures approached 50 deg C (120 deg F) in some parts of Southern Spain and Portugal.
The current European record is 48C (118.4F) set in Athens in July 1977.