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Extreme temperatures in Spain – a new temperature record

The record is 0.1 degree warmer than the previous record from the same weather station in July 2017.

The temperature rarely exceeds 45 degrees around the Mediterranean, according to meteorologist Diana Bajic.

– It’s very unusual. She says it doesn’t usually look like that.

Hot air from the Sahara desert has led to a heat wave that has put southern Europe in a suffocating grip. The high pressure, called Lucifer, now prompted five Spanish regions to increase readiness.

Several places have been vacated

On Sunday, 12 firefighting planes were deployed to put out the fires in Azubar, in the Valencia region. Fires have already burned in Castile, central Spain, and several smaller towns have been evacuated. According to Reuters, at least 1,000 people have been evacuated from their homes in the Castile and Leon region.

Between 2011 and 2020, Spain recorded twice as many heat waves as in the past three decades.

Temperature records have been measured more frequently in the past 10 years. In terms of climate change, we can expect to combat it more often — and more often, says Diana Bajic.

The highest temperature in Europe ever

In Sicily, 48.8 degrees were recently measured. If the measurement is verified, this is the highest temperature Europe has ever seen.

Globally, the Earth is getting warmer. The meteorologist says, we can expect more severe weather and this means, among other things, heat and drought.

The highest temperature ever measured in the whole world is 55 degrees. It was in Tunisia in the summer of 1931. Just a month ago, the record was on the verge of breaking. The temperature on the west coast of the United States was 54 degrees.

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The maximum temperature in Sweden is 38 degrees. That was in June 1947.