New Historical Record of Temperature in Spain

Montoro Cordoba bridge

If something has not gone unnoticed last week it has been because of the heat. Many historical records have been recorded in many cities and even the country itself. Scientists and international organizations have warned of this terrifying rise in temperatures. The absolute record of the country was in the Cordovan town of Montoro. Registered 47,3ºC, surpassing in 0,1ºC the previous record of Spain that was located in Murcia, of 47,2ºC.

Although the average temperatures do not stop increasing, it has been years that heat peaks were as strong as those of the last week. Many cities recorded their own historical records. Among them, Córdoba Airport registered its historical maximum of 46,9ºC, where its previous local record was 46,6ºC.

Historical records in many more points

As well were recorded at 6 points plus historical highs. Among them the Badajoz Airport with 45,4ºC. In Cáceres, 43,2ºC, Ciudad Real 43,7ºC, Granada Air Base 43,5ºC, Jaén 44,4ºC and Teruel with 40,2ºC were registered.

Fortunately, it seems that the heat is going to give a truce, and the map of heat risks provided by Aemet, despite some regions that are still on orange and yellow alert, has diminished considerably.

heat wave Spain

Something to add is that the Aemet considers that the historical temperature records, such as those recorded in Montoro, cannot be made entirely official because they are secondary stations. Also like the case of Murcia. So that the country's record would then be in Córdoba with its 46,9ºC. Although in the end, the debate is no longer that. But the worrying of this succession of historical maximums that have been registered and the frequency in which they are registered, as well as the long period where temperatures above 40ºC do not stop registering consecutively.

The WMO in an attempt to illustrate how the weather and temperatures will continue to develop, details that especially cities will have acute heat waves due to the heat island effect. To continue the trend, We could see towards 2100 in Madrid, temperatures similar to those in Las Vegas, and temperatures like those of Iraq and Egypt for the rest of the Spanish cities.

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