You’re not imagining it if you thought June was hotter than normal in Raleigh.
The National Weather Service announced Thursday that last month was the warmest June on record for Raleigh, with an average temperature of 81.5 degrees. Records have been kept since 1887.
Last month, 27 of the 30 days recorded average temperature above normal. At Raleigh-Durham International Airport, 22 days had high temperatures of at least 90 degrees.
Seven daily temperature records were broken in June, with one tie. Six record high minimum temperatures were either tied or broken in June. The high temperature of the month was recorded last Sunday at 101 degrees.
Before this year, the warmest June in Raleigh was in 2008, with an average temperature of 80.8 degrees. Before then, you had to go back to the 1950s for a June with an average temperature of at least 80 degrees.