Looking for heat? Well then just head to the hottest place in in the world, Death Valley California, who just had their all-time hottest month ever, edging out July of last year. Yep, that’s right. They keep breaking their previous July’s record.
So how hot was it? You know, only 108.1° according to the National Park Service, which keeps track of temperatures for the park. And before you think that it’s “not that hot” or “it’s a dry heat”, I remind you that 108 is the monthly AVERAGE… not just their daily highs. The average is taken combining all of the highs and all of the lows for each day. Oh, and to get that 108, the temperature failed to get below 100 degrees for 10 days of the month. The hottest temperature of the month was 127°… set 4 days in a row, but was still 9° off their all-time record high.
Still not hot enough for you? Well, don’t worry, while this may be the hottest RECORDED month on record worldwide, it is likely not the hottest month on Earth because there are many unpopulated and unmeasured areas in the Middle East and northern Africa who have likely experienced warmer conditions but we’ll never really know for sure. But if heat is your thing, you can always set up shop out there and start recording measurements… I would just bring some water.