Copernicus Climate Change Service said last month was the hottest month on record. Experts have said global warming is to blame.
July 2019 was the warmest month globally ever recorded, according to data released on Monday by the European Union's climate change agency.
"While July is usually the warmest month of the year for the globe, according to our data it also was the warmest month recorded globally, by a very small margin," Jean-Noel Thepaut, head of the Copernicus Climate Change Service, said in a statement.
Robert Vautard of the Institut Pierre-Simon Laplace, a research institute that looks into climate science, said the heat wave "was so extreme over continental Western Europe that the observed magnitudes would have been extremely unlikely without climate change."