The summer of 2017 ranks between 3% of the hottest summers since records began back in 1775, the Czech Hydro-Meteorological Institute reported on its website on Thursday.
The oldest Czech meteorological station at Prague’s Klementinum recorded an average temperature of 21.7 degrees Celsius, which places this summer on the 6th spot in a total of 243 measurements.
The most scorching summer so far was recorded in the year 2003, with an average temperature of 22.4 degrees. However, this year the month of June had an average monthly temperature of 21.5 degrees.
The month of July was around 22 degrees, and August itself recorded the highest average temperature of 28.8 degrees Celsius on August 1.