Summer of 2017 hottest in recorded history


Published: 2017-09-21 19:01

Last Updated: 2017-09-21 23:16

Summer of 2017 hottest in recorded history
Summer of 2017 hottest in recorded history

The summer of 2017 has been the hottest in recorded history for Jordan, according to the Department of Meteorology. This was an announcement that surprised literally no one, but validated everyone’s anxiety about being extra sweaty these past few months.

They announced that the average high temperature throughout this summer was 35℃, which is 3 degrees higher than average, and the average low temperature was 21.8℃. The summer’s highest recorded temperature was 40.2℃, on September 14, while the lowest recorded temperature was 15.8℃, on June 21.

Today is supposed to be the last official day of summer, giving way to a hopefully less temperamental autumn. We’re not buying it, however, until we actually dust off the jumpers and put them on.


This article is an edited translation from the Arabic Edition