In the UK, June was the hottest month on record for Northern Ireland and Wales. The average maximum daytime temperature of 19.9ÊC tied with June 1976 for the second hottest ever. In the Middle East, residents in Quriyat, Oman saw the hottest nighttime temperature ever recorded in the world. Temperatures stayed above 42.6ÊC for 51 straight hours in the last week of June. In Canada, a heatwave has been blamed for at least 54 deaths in the Quebec province.
TOO HOT TO HANDLE A heat map showing countries in the Northern Hemisphere experiencing one of the most intense heat events ever seen in human history