Take the necessary precautions to beat the heat: drink plenty of fluids and refrain from alcohol and caffeine, limit outdoor activities during the hottest time of the day, wear light-colored clothing, and wear a hat. If you don`t have air conditioning, consider going to a community cooling center, a shopping center/mall, a library, or movie theater.
- In July, Death Valley, Calif. endured the hottest month ever recorded on Earth.
- In late July, Shanghai registered its highest temperature in recorded history, 105.6 degrees (40.9 Celsius).
- In mid-July, Spain posted its highest temperature ever recorded when Córdoba airport (in southern Spain) hit 116.4 degrees (46.9 Celsius).
- In late June, Ahvaz, Iran, soared to 128.7 degrees Fahrenheit (53.7 Celsius) — that country’s all-time hottest temperature.
- In late May, the western Pakistani town of Turbat hit 128.3 degrees (53.5 Celsius), tying the all-time highest temperature in that country and the world-record temperature for May, according to Weather Underground meteorologist Jeff Masters.