THIS July has been the hottest July since temperature records in Spain began 30 years ago, according to national weather organisation, AEMET.
In all, July 2015 saw the temperature rise to 2.5 degrees above the average for this month. However, the amount of rain that fell has actually followed normal weather patterns in accord with average amounts for this time of year, although rainfall was concentrated in the north east with most of the rest of the country dry.
AEMET has noted that both day and night time temperatures were consistently hot with a month-long heatwave which began on June 26, albeit with a few days here and there of slightly lower temperatures.
Cordoba in Andalucia endured the highest temperature reaching a sweltering 45.2 degrees Celsius on July 6 with Zaragoza airport recording 44.5 degrees and Murcia 43 degrees. In many other places temperatures hovering around 40 degrees was a regular occurrence.