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Summer 2018 has seen a lot of high temperature records set.

In terms of temperature, this summer has been a scorcher all over the Northern Hemisphere. Places like Ireland and Canada, where temperatures normally remain bearable during the summer, have recorded record-high entries. Here are just a few places around the world that recently set new high temperature records.

North America

  • University of California Los Angeles set its all-time high-temperature of 111 degrees on July 6.
  • Denver tied its all-time high-temperature record of 105 degrees on June 28.
  • Mount Washington, N.H., tied its all-time warmest low temperature of 60 degrees on July 2.
  • Burlington, VT, set its all-time warmest low temperature ever recorded of 80 degrees on July 2.
  • Montreal, Canada, broke its 147-year-old highest temperature record of 97.9 degrees on July 2.
  • Ottawa, Canada, posted its highest combination of heat and humidity on July 1.


  • Glasgow, Scotland, had its hottest day on record, 89.4 degrees.
  • In Ireland, on June 28, the city of Shannon recorded 89.6 degrees, its highest on record.
  • Belfast, Northern Ireland, recorded 85.1 degrees on June 28 as its all-time record.
  • Castlederg hit 86.2 degrees on June 29, its all-time record.


  • Tbilisi, Georgia: On July 4, the capital city soared to 104.9 degrees, its all-time record.
  • Yerevan, Armenia: On July 2, the city recorded a temperature of 107.6 degrees, a record high for July and tying its all-time record.

Middle East

  • On June 28, Quriyat, Oman, posted the world’s highest low temperature ever recorded: 109 degrees.

Other High Temperature Records from the Past 12 Months

  • Pakistan posted the hottest temperature ever observed on Earth during the month of April (122.4 degrees)
  • Dallas had never hit 90 degrees in November before, but it did so three times in four days in 2017.
  • In October 2017, temperatures reached 108 degrees in Southern California, the hottest weather on record in October for the entire United States.
  • On September 1, 2017, San Francisco recorded 106 degrees, a new all-time high.
  • July 2017, Shanghai, China, registered its highest temperature in recorded history, 105.6 degrees.
  • July 2017, Spain posted its highest temperature recorded when Cordoba Airport (in the south) hit 116.4 degrees.
  • In July 2017, Death Valley, Calif., underwent the hottest month recorded on Earth.
  • June 2017: Ahvaz, Iran, reached to 128.7 degrees, the country’s all-time high.
  • In May 2017, Turbat, Pakistan, hit 128.3 degrees, tying the all-time highest temperature in that country and the world-record temperature for May.

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