June is the start of the classic summer holiday break with temperatures beginning to warm up in the UK. But if you're after some sunshine further afield, we've got a countdown of the warmest destinations to visit in June.
Prague might not be the first destination you think of for warm weather, but summer in Prague sees temperatures climb to an average high of 23.9 ºC. July is the sunniest time of year with around 8 hours of sunshine each day.
You shouldn't be surprised if there is any rainfall on your visit with around 89 mm expected across the whole month.
It's hard to think of the Côte d'Azur without imagining the sun-kissed glamour of Monte Carlo, Monaco and Nice.
The whole coastline enjoys summers of consistent sunshine and warm temperatures with relatively modest amounts of rainfall.
In Nice, temperatures in July average 27.4 ºC and you can expect around 11 hours of sunshine each day. Its unlikely rainfall will interrupt your time on the beach with only 12 mm rainfall expected across the month.
If you enjoy the heat, then July is an excellent time to visit Barcelona, you can expect the weather to be dry, hot and sunny.
Temperatures average 28.2 ºC and there is just 24 mm rainfall across the whole month. You can also expect plenty of blue skies with around 10 hours sunshine each day.
What better way to cool off after a day's sightseeing than heading to one of the city's many beautiful beaches for a quick swim.
Lisbon is one of Europe's warmest capitals enjoying a Mediterranean climate with mild winters and hot dry summers.
July sees the temperature rising to an average high of 28.3 ºC with a blistering 12 hours of sunshine expected each day.
There is barely any rainall to speak of with ohly 4 mm expected across the month.
Sat in the Mediterranean sea, Majorca is one of the popular Balearic Islands famed for their sun, sea and beaches.
July sees temperatures peaking at an average of 31.1 ºC with up to 11 hours of sunshine expected each day.
The winds tend to pick up a little in the afternoons, however often this breeze can be a welcome releif to the midday heat.
With an inland Mediterranea climate that sees year-round sunshine, it's no surprise that Madrid is a city designed to be lived outside.
Temperatures in June reach an average high of 30.1 °C with 10 hours of sunshine expected each day. It's worth knowing that heatwaves at this time of year though are not uncommon; the highest temperature ever recorded in June was a sweltering 39.3 °C.
Athens is one of the oldest cities in the world, famous for its ancient Acropolis and known worldwide as the home of the Olympics.
Athens experiences a Mediterranean climate and witnessed the hottest ever temperature recorded in Europe on 10 July 1977 when the mercury hit 48 °C.
A typical day in June though will see temperatures averaging 30.4 °C with barely any rainfall and up to 12 hours of sunshine to enjoy.
3. New York
Renowned for its golden beaches, the island of Phuket is a year-round tourist destination with sun and hot temperatures always guaranteed.
The main change in weather in Phuket is the transition between wet and dry seasons. June sits towards the beginning of the wet season with 290 mm of rainfall expected over the month.
Rainfall tends to be concentrated in short torrential downpours so the less popular tourist season of June can be a good opportunity to enjoy the beautiful island with fewer crowds.
First mentioned in Homer's Iliad, the ancient island of Kos is one of Greece's most popular tourist destinations.
June sees temperatures averaging 32.1 °C and there is barely any rainfall to speak of, while you can expect to enjoy 11 hours of sunshine each day.
June can be an ideal time to visit before temperatures in July and August rise to around 35 °C - a heat which may be a little too intense for some.
1. Las Vegas
Situated at the tip of Mexico's Yucatan peninsula, the 'Glistening City' of Cancun sits next to the warm Caribbean Sea which creates a typical tropical coastal climate with hot temperatures and a defined wet season.
June sees rainfall jump significantly to 186 mm and for this reason, the resorts tend to be a little quieter. However, bursts of rainfall tend to only last an hour or two, so if you're happy to run for cover between the spells of sunshine, Cancun in June could be the perfect time to get away.
Where is hot in July
On average, some of the hottest places to visit in July are: