Heatwave to hit Spain with near 50 degree temperatures

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Temperatures are expected to rocket this weekend as Spain will be hit with a heatwave and Andalucia in particular is set to see scorching temperatures of near 50 degrees.

AEMET reported that Andalusia will see temperatures this weekend which are said to be “historically high”. They forecast that Malaga and Almeria will be hit with the highest temperatures.

June was fairly mild for Spain, but temperatures are now set to rocket. The heat will begin to set in on Thursday, July 8, and areas in southern and central Spain will see scorching temperatures in the mid-40s by Saturday.

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By Sunday the entire southern part of Spain will be roasting and temperatures are expected to rise above 40 degrees. Temperatures as high as 47 degrees have been predicted for some areas of Andalucia.

Many will be relieved to know that the heatwave is expected to end by Tuesday, and temperatures will return to a more normal level for July.

José Miguel Viñas, meteorologist at the weather website Meteored, predicted earlier this month that Spain would see temperatures reaching 50 degrees as climate change continues to make its effects known across the world.


The climate expert predicts that heatwaves will become more frequent due to global warming. He expects that Spain will feel the brunt of this soon and will see temperatures hit those similar to the highs recorded in Canada.

Viñas said: “Sooner or later there will be episodes of heat in Spain where temperatures will reach 50 degrees Celsius, predictably in the southern part of the peninsula.” It seems that the predictions of Viñas are very close to reality and 50 degrees for Spain is not far off.


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Alex Glenn is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News. Formerly she worked in the NHS for 15 years until relocating to Spain in 2018. She loves the Spanish lifestyle, language and culture and spent several years learning Spanish before moving to Spain for a better quality of life. She has made her home in the mountains in Almeria, where she loves being part of a rural community that has a mix of both expats and Spanish residents. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, reading and exploring the area where she lives.

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