Experts say climate change contributed to record-breaking temperatures across Europe
June was the hottest month ever recorded on Earth, the EU's satellite agency has announced.
Data provided by the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S), implemented by the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts on behalf of the EU, showed that the global-average temperature for June 2019 was the highest on record for the month.
The data showed European-average temperatures for June 2019 were more than 2C above normal and temperatures were 6-10C above normal over most of France, Germany and northern Spain during the final days of the month, according to C3S.
Global-average temperature was about 0.1C higher than during the previous warmest June, in 2016.
Experts have said climate change made last week's record-breaking European heatwave at least five times as likely to happen, according to recent analysis.
I've altered the title from the original, because it was the hottest ever June, not the hottest ever month.