In June, the global temperature was on average 0.4 degrees above normal. Ice cover in the Arctic and Antarctica was thinner than usual at this time of year. The ice melted, and in many places the shores of Spitsbergen.
A difficult situation was in the Baltic countries and the British Isles. Latvia declared a state of emergency because of the drought. The Irish authorities for the same reason, issued a warning.
Powerful precipitation fell on the South of Europe. In the power of floods were some areas of Greece, Bulgaria and Romania.
Irish and British were enjoying the June sunshine. And in July the heat was awake. Temperature of 28 degrees and above have lasted more than two weeks.