Another heatwave in Spain with no end in sight

by Lorraine Williamson
heatwave continues in Spain

What was predicted by Spanish weather services on Saturday seems to come true. Spain is once again experiencing a heatwave. On Sunday it was already quite warm in Spain and from Monday it will rank up a notch (or two) on top. 

From today, Spain, with the exception of the northwest and the east coast, will experience extremely high temperatures during the day and nights where the mercury is not expected to fall below 25 degrees. The Spanish weather service even expects temperature records to be broken again. 

Weather alert in more than thirty Spanish provinces 

Today, the heatwave has caused weather alerts to be issued in more than thirty Spanish provinces, divided over twelve autonomous regions. It will also be extremely hot in the Balearic Islands and the Canary Islands in the coming week. Temperatures around 35 degrees will be no exception on the islands in the coming days. 

These weather alerts apply on Monday in Spain 

In concrete terms, there is an extreme risk (code red) in the provinces of Cordoba, Morena y Condado, Jaén and Cazorla y Segura. In these areas, it mainly concerns warnings related to extremely high temperatures and thunderstorms. Even in the shade it could reach above 40 degrees here. 

In central and southern Spain, with the exception of western Andalucia and the southeastern coast of Spain, there is code orange in connection with high temperatures and local thunderstorms in Castile-La Mancha. The temperatures here will vary between 30 and 40 degrees. In the rest of Spain, with the exception of the northwest coast and the east coast of Spain, code yellow applies due to high temperatures of up to around 30 degrees. 

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Tuesday persistently hot in Spain 

On Tuesday, the heat will move eastwards and there will be code red in Zaragoza and Teruel due to extreme heat. In general, Tuesday throughout Spain seems to be a few degrees warmer than Monday. Code orange applies in a wide strip from the Pyrenees to the very south of Andalucia. In the rest of Spain, with the exception of western Castile-La Mancha, Galicia, Asturias, Cantabria, Basque Country, La Rioja and Navarra, code yellow is in effect due to high temperatures. 

Is it cooling down in Spain towards the weekend? 

For the time being, Wednesday is the last day on which weather alerts have been issued. However, the heat has certainly not disappeared yet and the Aemet is still issuing code orange for the south of Spain and code yellow in the middle and between Aragon and Catalonia due to high temperatures. 

From Thursday to Sunday it will still be quite hot in Spain. The Aemet expects to issue even more weather alerts later in the week for the days towards and the weekend. Moreover, for the time being, it seems the heat will not disappear before Sunday. 

Also read: Weather expert Jorge Rey predicts something very different for Spain in July

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