Heat Wave in Spain on August 03 2018 07:36 AM (UTC).
The heat wave which hit Spain last Wednesday has claimed eight lives, according to the latest figures released on Tuesday afternoon. Between Wednesday of last week and Monday, four people died in Extremadura, three in Catalonia and one in Murcia. The heat wave has brought soaring temperatures with highs above 45oC in the Guadalimar basin in Andalusia. The hottest temperatures were recorded on the fourth day of the heat wave with 46oC in Badajoz and 46.6oC in El Granada, Huelva, close to the border with Portugal. The heat wave also broke records in Madrid for the highest minimum temperature. In the early hours of August 2 and 3, the Spanish capital registered 25.9oC - the hottest night since 1920. The Barcelona-El Prat station, next to the airport, broke the record for the highest minimum temperature two days in a row: on August 4, the temperature was 27.2oC and on August 5, it was 27.3oC. The previous record of 26.8oC was set in 2006. Spain's national weather service Aemet on Monday announced the end of the heat wave and forecast a gradual drop in temperatures. The Health Ministry keeps a database of heat-related deaths based on figures sent in by regional authorities. These records show that since June 1 there have been five fatalities from heat stroke.
The heat wave which hit Spain last Wednesday has claimed eight lives, according to the latest figures released on Tuesday afternoon. Between Wednesday of last week and Monday, four people died in Extremadura, three in Catalonia and one in Murcia. The heat wave has brought soaring temperatures with highs above 45oC in the Guadalimar basin in Andalusia. The hottest temperatures were recorded on the fourth day of the heat wave with 46oC in Badajoz and 46.6oC in El Granada, Huelva, close to the border with Portugal. The heat wave also broke records in Madrid for the highest minimum temperature. In the early hours of August 2 and 3, the Spanish capital registered 25.9oC - the hottest night since 1920. The Barcelona-El Prat station, next to the airport, broke the record for the highest minimum temperature two days in a row: on August 4, the temperature was 27.2oC and on August 5, it was 27.3oC. The previous record of 26.8oC was set in 2006. Spain's national weather service Aemet on Monday announced the end of the heat wave and forecast a gradual drop in temperatures. The Health Ministry keeps a database of heat-related deaths based on figures sent in by regional authorities. These records show that since June 1 there have been five fatalities from heat stroke.
In Spain, heat warnings were also issued for 41 of the country's 50 provinces as temperatures were expected to reach up to 44 C (111.2 F). Spain's highest recorded temperature is 46.9 C (116.42 F) in Cordoba, a southern city, in July 2017. The World Meteorological Organization says continental Europe's record is 48 C (118.4 F) in Greece in 1977.