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An unseasonably warm beach day at Rockaway Beach on October 2, 2019 in New York City.

It’s only the third day of October and dozens of high temperature records have already been broken

The first few days of October have been toasty — multiple cities across the US have felt record heat this week.
July 2019 temperature.

Around 1 million square feet of sea ice melted in July as the globe experienced its hottest month in history

New data confirmed that July 2019 was the hottest month in history, and Arctic and Antarctic sea ice were at their lowest levels for July.
Teenagers play volleyball as they cool themselves down in the fountain of the Trocadero esplanade in Paris on June 25, 2019 with the Eiffel Tower on the background.

July was likely the hottest month ever, and experts say it has ‘re-written climate history’

Experts warned that warmer weather patterns would carry over into August — and possibly into the entire year.
As heatwave temperatures climb to record levels - the hottest day of the year so far, Londoners sunbathe on the grass beneath St. Paul's Cathedral in the City of London (the capital's financial district aka the Square Mile), on 25th July 2019, in London, England.

The UK confirmed its hottest temperature in history after a blistering heatwave scorched Europe

The UK's national weather service confirmed that temperatures reached 38.7 degrees Celsius (101.6 degrees Fahrenheit) in Cambridge on July 25.
It was a hot one.

2 men got trapped in a shipping container full of cocaine in record heat and had to call police for help

The men locked themselves inside the container located in the Antwerp port and needed police assistance getting out. They remain in custody.
People cool off in and around a large water pool at Trocadero, across the Seine from the Eiffel Tower on July 25, 2019 in Paris, France. The temperature got to 42 Celsius, or 107 fahrenheit, a high for the year and for a long time in Paris.

Paris just recorded its hottest temperature in history as a blistering heat wave sweeps across Europe

Paris recorded an all-time high temperature of 42.6 degrees Celsius (108.6 degrees Fahrenheit) on Thursday.
The forecast temperature anomaly across Europe on July 25, 2019.

Europe is battling an unprecedented heat wave, which has set records in 3 countries and is linked to at least 4 deaths

Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands saw their highest recorded temperatures, while three swimmers have died in the UK and a child died in Austria.

Why extreme heat turns train tracks into spaghetti

Extreme heat causes steel tracks to expand and buckle, forming "sun kinks" that could potentially derail train cars.
Boris Johnson met The Queen at Buckingham Palace to be named prime minister.

The Queen is keeping cool in the London heat wave with the help of a fancy $586 Dyson fan in Buckingham Palace

The fan could be seen in the palace as the Queen met with Boris Johnson on Wednesday to confirm him as the prime minister of the UK.
People enjoy refreshing water of a fountain in the Unisphere fountain at Flushing Meadow Corona Park in the borough of Queens on July 21, 2019 in New York City.

Nearly 50,000 New York residents lose power as heat wave grips the city

A spokesperson for Con Edison told Business Insider that outages were caused by "continued high heat and high electrical usage" and expected power to be restored by mid-Monday morning.