This summer was the 13th hottest in the Czech Republic since 1961, according to figures released by the Czech Hydro-Meteorological Institute on Tuesday. The average temperature in June, July and August was 17.6°.
Summer 2015 was the second hottest summer in over half a century.
The 1986–2015 period was identified as the warmest 30-year period of the past 514 years, an observation consistent with recent global warming. The highest April–August temperatures appeared in a reconstruction for the year 1540, which was warmer than the next two very warm, and far more recent, seasons in 2003 and 2015.