July is climatologically the warmest month of the year. The average temperature this month is 71 degrees which is nearly five degrees warmer than the average for June and nearly two degrees warmer than the average for August. The average temperature for June is 66.2 degrees and the average temperature in August is 69.3 degrees. Although this month averages the warmest temperature of the year, that does not necessarily mean it is always the warmest month in every year.
Since 1881, July has been the warmest month, just 70 percent of the time. August has ranked as the warmest month 26 percent of the time, or but in other words, in about one year in four. On rare occasions, June has ranked as the warm month, but that has only occurred five times in the record book with 1994 being the last year that occurred. Acute weather observers may have thought June 1995 would have ranked as the warmest month that year as it was a very warm month and still ranks as the 3rd warmest on record, but August 1995 was slightly warmer.
July has been the warmest month in each of the past eight years, one of the longest stretches on record, so we are over due for August to best July for warmest month of the year.