June 2013 was world's fifth-hottest June on record, says NOAA
June 2013 broke monthly records over much of northern Canada, western Russia, southern Japan, the Philippines, part of southwestern China, and central southern Africa.
Mohamed Abd El Ghany / Reuters
Earth experienced its fifth-hottest June on record, according to a report released on Thursday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
The average global temperatures last month of 60.54 F (15.86 C) tied with 2006, and was 1.15 F (0.64 C) above the 20th century average of 59.9 F (15.5 C), the report said.
The United States had its 15th-warmest June on record.
Amid the heat, rainfall has been mixed this year. The US East Coast was wetter than average in June, while California has had its driest year on record, the report said.
(Editing by Tim Gaynor and Stacey Joyce)