With 29.9°C, Spain breaks a new temperature record for December

With 29.9°C, Spain breaks a new temperature record for December

A new temperature record has been broken in Malaga, Spain. John Nazca/Reuters

This temperature, recorded in Malaga in the south of Andalusia, and due for the summer period, exceeds by 0.5 ° C the previous record (29.4 ° C) for the Spanish Peninsula, recorded on December 10, 2010 near Granada, also in Andalusia.

A new temperature record for December was set on Tuesday in Spain, with a peak of 29.9°C recorded in Malaga, southern Andalusia, according to the Spanish National Meteorological Agency (Aemet). Emmett previously said on Twitter that this summer-worthy temperature exceeds by 0.5°C the previous record (29.4°C) for the Spanish peninsula, recorded on December 10, 2010 near Granada, also in Andalusia.

On the front line of global warming

This comes as the south of the Iberian Peninsula was exposed to hot air currents for several days, which led to record local temperatures, most notably in Murcia (27.6 degrees Celsius) and Alicante (27.3 degrees Celsius), on the Mediterranean coast. These temperature levels will be ‘Much less likely’ without “Observed climate change on a global scale and in Spain” Emmett insists.

Spain, which is accustomed to high temperatures, faces numerous and recurring heat attacks for several years, sometimes outside the summer months, which raises the concern of scientists. According to Emmett, the frequency of heat attacks has tripled over the past 10 years in the country, which is on the front line of global warming. The duration of meteorological summer has increased by ten days every decade since the 1980s.

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