Incredibly hot June broke Prague’s all-time record

June was two degrees warmer than the previous record holder, and also had the hottest day on record

Raymond Johnston

Written by Raymond Johnston Published on 03.07.2019 14:39 (updated on 03.07.2019) Reading time: 1 minute

This June was the hottest one ever recorded at Prague’s Klementinum since record keeping began in 1775, with an average of 24.5 degrees Celsius. This was two degrees warmer than the previous record holder, June 1811.

It was not the
hottest month ever in Prague, though, as August 1807 and July 2006
both beat it, according to the Czech Hydrometeorological Institute
(ČHMÚ).

Compared to
long-term average calculated between 1981 to 2010, this June was 5.7
degrees warmer than normal.

In the long term,
July tends to be the hottest month of the year in Prague, and the
June record would be above average even for a typical July.

The highest average
daily temperature this June measured at the Klementinum on June 26
was 31.3 degrees, which was another all-time record for the month. A
higher average daily temperature was recorded only on July 27, 1782,
with an average of 31.9 degrees.

The June also saw
the absolute temperature record for the Klementinum on June 30, with
37.9 degrees, beating July 1983 and July 2013 by a tenth of a degree.
The daily temperature average for that day, however, only reached
29.4 degrees Celsius. June saw records fall across much of the Czech
Republic.

For the first time
on record, no day in June fell below by 20 degrees at the
Klementinum. The lowest average daily temperature in June was 20.5
degrees. The closest was in June 1781 and 1889, when the lowest
average daily temperature was 17.1 degrees.

The trend of higher
temperatures in recent years has been attributed by scientists to
global warming linked to an increase in greenhouse gasses from human
actions.

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