Soaring Global Heat Records Set!

During the first week of July 2018, the Northern Hemisphere recorded its hottest weather ever.

Greetings! Unfortunately, once again I bring you some more sobering news of global warming, and climate change as numerous worldwide heat records were recently set. During the first week of July 2018, the Northern Hemisphere recorded its hottest weather ever. Nick Humphrey, meteorologist said, “In Northern Siberia, along the coast of the Arctic Ocean – where weather observations are scarce – model analyses showed temperatures soaring 40 degrees above normal on July 5th, to over 90 degrees. It is absolutely incredible and really one of the most intense heat events I’ve ever seen for so far north.”

Clearly, no single new heat record on its own can be attributed to global warming. However, “collectively, these heat records are very consistent with the kind of extremes we expect to see increase in a warming world.” Take a look at these new sizzling heat records for 2018 …

North America

  • Denver, CO., tied its all-time high-temperature record of 105 degrees on June 28th.
  • Mount Washington, N.H., tied its all-time warmest low temperature of 60 degrees on July 2nd.
  • Burlington, VT., set its all-time warmest low temperature ever recorded of 80 degrees on July 2nd.
  • Montreal recorded its highest temperature in recorded history, dating back 147 years, of 97.9 degrees (36.6 Celsius) on July 2nd. The city also posted its most extreme midnight combination of heat and humidity
  • Ottawa posted its most extreme combination of heat and humidity on July 1st.


More searing heat records baked the British Isles during these last several days. The Weather Channel reported the “stifling heat caused roads and roofs to buckle, and resulted in multiple all-time 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 28th, passing the previous record of (32.9 Celsius) set in August 2003 at Greycrook.
  • Glasgow had its hottest day on record, hitting 89.4 degrees (31.9 Celsius).
  • In Ireland, on June 28th, Shannon hit 89.6 degrees (32 Celsius), its record.
  • In Northern Ireland, Belfast hit 85.1degrees (29.5 Celsius) on June 28th, its record.
  • Castlederg hit 86.2 degrees (30.1 Celsius) on June 29th, its record”

The Weather Channel continued and reported these new heat records …


A large dome of high pressure, or heat dome, has persistently sat on top of Eurasia over the past week, resulting in some extraordinarily hot weather …

  • Tbilisi, Georgia: On July 4th, the capital city soared to 104.9 degrees (40.5 Celsius), its all-time record.
  • 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.
  • Several locations in southern Russia topped or matched their warmest June temperatures on record on the 28th.

Middle East

  • Quriyat, Oman, posted the world’s hottest low temperature ever recorded on June 28th: 109 degrees (42.6 Celsius).
  • In April 2018, Pakistan posted the hottest temperature ever observed on Earth during the month, which was 122.4 degrees (50.2 Celsius).

The Weather Channel said, “These various records add to a growing list of heat milestones set over the past 15 months that are part and parcel of a planet that is trending hotter as greenhouse gas concentrations increase because of human activity…

  • Dallas had never hit 90 degrees in November before, but it did so three times in four days in 2017.
  • In late October 2017, temperatures soared to 108 degrees in Southern California, the hottest weather on record so late in the season in the entire United States.
  • On Sept. 1, 2017, San Francisco hit 106 degrees, smashing its all-time hottest temperature.
  • In late July 2017, Shanghai registered its highest temperature in recorded history, 105.6 degrees (40.9 Celsius).

As more news on global warming and climate change comes out, I will be sure to blog about it for you.

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