The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said that globally, June was the 14th straight record hot month.
NOAA Tuesday also warned about excessive heat for much of the United States this week, especially at the end of the week, when parts of the East could be flirting with triple digit temperatures.
Scientists said records keep falling because of a combination of man-made global warming and the natural El Nino, a periodic warming of the Pacific that changes weather worldwide and heats the globe. But El Nino ended a couple months ago and the record heat — and record melting of Arctic sea ice — has stuck around.
Temperature records go back to 1880 and NOAA climate scientist Jake Crouch said 2016 will likely be the hottest year on record for a third consecutive year.