July is the month when the sun is strongest. Around here temperatures average 84, five degrees warmer than in June and three higher than in August. Although this week, we can expect unusually high temperatures.
Because the sun shows so much power in July, Mark Anthony had the month Quintilis changed to honor his late friend, Julius Caesar, a man of great power. The change also eliminated the nasty problem of the seventh month being named “five,” its old position in the Roman year.