According to the state Meteorological Agency (AEMET), a hot wave that hit Spain on Saturday broke the country’s record high temperature of 47.4 C in Mortoro.
“This is the highest temperature ever recorded in Spain,” AEMET spokesman Reuben del Campo said on Sunday, stressing that this was tentative data that needed to be verified in the coming days.
The local temperature was recorded at 5 pm on Saturday, higher than the previous record set on July 13, 2017 at the same place.
Shortly afterwards, a temperature of 46.9 C was recorded at C కార్rdoba Airport.
Extreme heat waves are expected in many parts of Spain this Sunday, with temperatures hovering above 45 C in many parts of the country.
According to the Meteorological Agency, these temperatures are accompanied by strong solar exposure, with very hot air coming from North Africa, exceeding the seasonal norms.
Between 2011 and 2020, Spain recorded twice as many heat waves as in the previous three decades.
Scientists repeatedly see heat waves as the undeniable result of global warming, and they believe these heat waves will multiply, prolong and intensify.