The third heat wave of the summer is devastating Spain, where a record temperature was recorded in Valencia

In Valencia, the temperature rose to 46.8 degrees Celsius. This is 3.4 degrees above the previous record. This was reported by Copernicus, a European program that monitors our planet. In recent days, temperatures of 44 degrees have been measured in the center and south of the country. Even in the Basque Country, in the north of the country, the mercury reached 40 degrees. This is very unusual.

According to the latest forecasts, things are getting better. Today should be the last day of the heat wave in the mainland. However, in the Canary Islands, the heat wave will continue until Sunday. There, the mercury never drops below 30 degrees even at night in many places.

Tourists relaxing in Cordoba, Spain. Photo taken on August 10th.Reuters photo

code red

Authorities maintain the red code of “high risk” for the time being for the area around Seville and Cordoba in the south and much of Huelva province in the southwest – where the temperature can reach 44 degrees. This also applies to the Canary Islands, with the exception of El Hierro, where the temperature is 40 degrees.

Temperatures range from 39 to 42 degrees in large parts of Andalusia, central Extremadura, Madrid, the Tagus Valley and Guadiana. The orange symbol applies there.

Temperatures on the mainland are expected to drop somewhat this weekend, especially on Sunday. But it will still be warm, with temperatures around 35 degrees in the center, east and south. According to the Spanish newspaper El Pais The temperature in large parts of the south and east was between 5 and 10 degrees higher than normal this month.

Next week, the Spaniards will have more normal temperatures between 32 and 35 degrees. The temperatures are also dropping in the Canary Islands. Although it can still be over 35 degrees in large parts of the island and even over 40 degrees in southern Gran Canaria. It won’t get cold in there until Wednesday.

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