June Extremes

The Weather In June Has Many Extremes

The Record Highs And Lows for the Month

Although the month of June is not the warmest time of the year, many extreme temperatures have been recorded during the month all over the globe. June has also been when a number of other unusual weather-related records have been set and they haven’t all been directly connected to temperature readings. Here is an overview of some of the notable extremes recorded.


High Temperatures

 There are many places in the world where the temperatures in June can reach extreme levels. The top five are:

  • 54C (129F) Ahwaz Airport, Ahwaz, Iran on June 29, 2017 (tie)
  • 54C (129F) Tirat Zvi, Israel on June 21, 1942 (tie)
  • 52C (125.6F) Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on June 23, 2010
  • 7C (121.5F) Dongola, Sudan on June 25, 2010
  • 6C (117.7F) Faya-Largeau, Chad on June 22, 2010
  • 47C (116.6F) Foggia, Italy on June 25, 2007


Low Temperatures

As hard as it may be to believe, the month of June also has recorded some rather chilly extreme weather records. The top five are:

  • -82.8C (-117F) Amundsen-Scott Station, South Pole on June 23, 1982
  • -37C (-34.6F) Coyhaique Alto, Chile on June 21, 2002
  • -32.8C (-27F) Sarmiento, Argentina on June 1, 1907
  • -25.2C (-13.4F) Mazo Cruz, Peru on June 30, 1966
  • -23C (-9.4F) Charlotte Pass, NSW, Australia on June 29, 1994


Other Unusual Weather Extreme Records for June 

Various types of storm activity have produced many additional weather records in June. They include the following:

Holt, Missouri holds the record for the most rainfall in a single hour in June. On June 22, 1947 a total of 305mm (12 inches) fell in a span of just 42 minutes. Halfway around the world, in Cherrapunji, India a record rainfall of 2,493mm (98.1 inches) was recorded over 48 hours on June 15-16, 1995.


The largest hailstone recorded in the month was one that measured 47.6cm (18.75 inches) in circumference. It fell from the sky on June 22, 2003 in Aurora, Nebraska. To round out the storm-related records, the longest lightning bolt was recorded in Oklahoma on June 20, 2007. It was estimated to be 321km (199 miles) in length.


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