Summer is at odds with the weather. While part of France experienced rainy and cold weeks in July, Southern Europe is suffocating. The scorching heat wave that hit Spain on Saturday broke the absolute temperature record in this country, with 47.4 degrees Celsius.
MontoroIn the province of Cordoba (south), according to
State Meteorological Agency (AEMET).
An absolute record in the history of Spain
“This will be the highest temperature ever recorded in Spain,” AEMET spokesman Ruben del Campo said on Sunday, stressing that this is provisional data that will be validated in the coming days.
The temperature was recorded on Saturday at 5 pm local time, which is higher than the previous record set on July 13, 2017 at the same place. Soon, a temperature of 46.9 degrees was recorded at Cordoba Airport.
Twice the number of heat waves in the past ten years than before
Wave The scorching heat continued on Sunday in Spain With temperatures above 45 degrees in several regions. These temperatures, well above seasonal standards, are due to the arrival of a mass of very hot air from North Africa, along with strong exposure to the sun, according to the Meteorological Agency.
Between 2011 and 2020, Spain recorded twice as many heat waves in each of the previous three decades.
Scientists consider recurrent heat waves to be an undeniable consequence of global warming and believe that these heat waves are bound to multiply, lengthen, and intensify.