If you felt more overwhelmed by the heat than usual last month, don’t worry, you were not imagining it—new data has been released that shows temperatures this June were indeed stiflingly high. According to the Observatorio Fabra, temperatures recorded in Barcelona this June were 3.5 degrees hotter than average, making it the third hottest June since 1914 when records began. Only 2005 and 2009 were hotter.
The revelation comes after the hottest May ever recorded, when for the first time ever, temperatures surpassed 30 degrees in the first half of the month. Experts have been linking the trend of soaring temperatures this year to climate change.