Heatwave builds to highest temperatures in three years

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TEMPERATURES in Spain are busting records as July’s heatwave tightens its grip on the country. The Valencian town of Jativa recorded a high just short of 46C on Tuesday (July 7), the hottest weather experienced anywhere in Spain for three years.
On Wednesday, inland areas of the south of Spain were again bracing themselves for temperatures in the mid-40s, while even around the coasts the mercury was expected to hit 40C in some areas.
Weather agency AEMAT had 16 provinces on orange alert for high temperatures, including all the provinces in Andalucia, and some in Murcia and Madrid.
The Balearics had a yellow alert for predicted temperatures between 36 and 40C.
There is not much relief at night either, with most places experiencing minimum temperatures in the mid-20s, Almeria not expected to drop below 27C on Wednesday night.
AEMET said sky-high temperatures were expected to last into the next week.
Only the far north of Spain is escaping this blast of heat, with the north coast of Galicia, Asturias, Cantabria and the Basque Country relaxing in the low 20s, with even some rain forecast.

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