July this year has been approximately 0.04 degrees warmer than July 2016, the previous warmest July in this data record, the newsletter Copernicus Climate Change.
In general, July was 0.56 ° C warmer than the average for this month of 1981-2010, bearing in mind that July is typically the warmest month of the year in the world average.
In Europe, July temperatures were above the average of 1981-2010, with big differences across the continent, largely due to the short but very intense heat wave in the last week of the month.
There is greater variability in European average temperatures, but the values are less uncertain because the observation coverage of the continent is relatively dense.
WorldwideTemperatures were higher than the 1981-2010 average in Alaska, Baffin Island and Greenland, parts of Siberia, the Republics of Central Asia and Iran, as well as large parts of Antarctica. Africa and Australia were above average in almost all of their territory.
The areas with temperatures below the 1981-2010 average they include the Midwest of Canada and parts of Asia, and over the Weddell Sea and inland from there over Antarctica.