Spain’s National Meteorological Agency (Aemet) announced on Monday that a historic heatwave hit the Iberian Peninsula this weekend with temperatures exceeding 32 degrees.
“On October 1, 2023, a historic heat record was broken over almost the entire territory of the Iberian Peninsula,” Emmett said on X, the former Twitter site.
The highest temperature was recorded today, Sunday, in the town of Montoro near Cordoba (south), at 38.2 degrees, exceeding the previous record of 2014 for the month of October, in Marbella (south): 37.5 degrees, according to Emmett.
“These temperatures have already broken three records (September 29, 30 and October 1),” the National Weather Service said.
“But the most strange thing is that this heat, abnormal for this period, will continue: we could break records for another ten days,” she warned.
The meteorological agencies in Spain and Portugal announced that the Iberian Peninsula is entering the autumn season as of last Friday, with temperatures rising abnormally at this time of the year, sometimes exceeding 35 degrees Celsius.
The Portuguese explained that although these temperatures cannot be compared to the heat waves that affect the country during the hottest months, “the expected values correspond to anomalies of about 5-8 degrees Celsius above the average levels usual for this season.” . Institute of the Sea and Atmosphere (IPMA).