IF you think this summer was hot be glad you won’t (probably) be around at the end of the century.
The Costa del Sol could increase its average temperature by 6.5 degrees Celsius by the year 2100, according to simulations carried out by the Regional Government of Andalucia in its report Local Scenarios of Climate Change.
Experts predict that the Mediterranean coast will see a significant increase in hot days. The area around Malaga would be one of the worst affected in the region and could end up with at least 45 days a year in which temperatures of 35 degrees are exceeded.
The 6.5 degree figure – which relates to the average temperature year-round – is the worst case scenario, raising the average to 22.5 degrees. The most optimistic forecast would see an increase of 3.5 degrees.