It wasn’t your imagination, July was in fact the hottest ever.
July 2019 was the Earth’s hottest month on record, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Thursday. The global temperature for July was 62.13 degrees Fahrenheit, which was 1.71 degrees higher than than the 20th century average.
“JUST IN: July 2019 now ranks #1 as the warmest month on record, according to the monthly Global Climate Report from #StateOfClimate,” said the NOAA on Twitter.
Last month overtook 2016’s July for the hottest month on record by .05 degrees. Records date back to 1880.
The NOAA said last month that June was the hottest June on record and July is the was the 415th consecutive month with above-average global temperatures.