2016 has been announced as the hottest year on record.
The first six months of last year set a record as the warmest temperature record, which dates back to 1880, says NASA‘s Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York.
Last year Bournemouth reached a sweltering 34C which saw tourists and Brits flocking to the beach, according to the Met Office.
The average temperature for this first half of the year reached 1.3 degrees Celsius.
The year also saw a record for the smallest respective monthly Arctic sea ice extent since 1979, when satellites began recording.
Scientists suggest these trends are due to rising concentrations of heat-trapping carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.
Walt Meier, a sea ice scientist at NASA Goddard, said: “It has been a record year so far for global temperatures, but the record high temperatures in the Arctic over the past six months have been even more extreme.”