We’re in Los Angeles for the weekend to attend a wedding and it’s scorchingly hot. I took this photo of the car’s dashboard while we were at a stop light in Topanga Canyon. It reads 109°F (43°C). I actually saw the temperature briefly reach 111°F. I’ve experienced the low hundreds before, but I don’t think I’ve ever felt 109°F.
June was the 14th consecutive month of record-breaking global temperatures. Even Ireland is getting in on the act, with temperatures soaring to 30°C (86°F) the other day.