In the Northern Hemisphere, July is, on average, the hottest month of the year. In much of Europe, not only was July the hottest month of the year, it was the hottest month those locations had ever seen.
The highlight of the month was a late-month heatwave that set temperature records in numerous countries. On July 25, the Kleine Borgel air base in Belgium recorded a temperature of 105 degrees Fahrenheit, the hottest temperature ever seen in Belgium. In France, it was even hotter, as the temperature in Bordeaux reached 106 degrees, which broke the all-time record for the town. The United Kingdom also got in on the heat wave, as the mercury rose to 101.66 degrees, which was a new record for the entire country.