Highest recorded temperature of 48.8˚C in Europe apparently logged in Sicily

The highest temperature in European history appears to have been recorded in Italy during a heatwave sweeping the country, with early reports suggesting a high of 48.8˚C (119.85˚F).

June 2021 Global Temperature Update

June 2021 surface temperature anomaly (°C) relative to the 1951-1980 base period.

“Arctic warming is remarkably about 2°C (3.6˚F) in just this short period of time (15 years).”