The August heat wave in Andalusia is expected to peak this week with
The August heat wave in Andalusia is expected to peak this week with temperatures forecast above 45 ° C.
Summer in Andalucia has so far been reasonably tolerable in terms of temperatures, especially if you’ve lived here for a while and are used to the heat. The mini heat waves have so far lasted two or three days, with a few temporary in-between temperatures helping to alleviate the situation.
However, this will not last, because from Wednesday Spain will face the first heat wave of the year, which will be the most intense, the most extensive and the most lasting of the summer season until present with temperatures of up to 45 degrees predicted for the region of Andalusia which will last at least until the middle of next week.
Rubén del Campo, spokesman for the State Meteorological Agency (Aemet), said that the peninsula and the Balearic Islands are facing a heat wave, with very high temperatures during the day and at night, from of Wednesday August 11 and which lasts at least until Monday 16 or Tuesday 17, “with the harmful consequences on the health of the people and the significant risk of forest fires”.
“The cause of this first heat wave of the year is a mass of hot air which is located in North Africa and the central Mediterranean which approaches Spain and is the stabilization of the atmosphere, the strong sun and the lack of wind will prevent the hot air from dispersing, ”explained the spokesperson for the MET.
From Wednesday 11th, the thermometers will soar and reach 36 degrees in the North Meseta, 38 in the Ebro, the Balearic Islands, the central and southern half and 40 degrees in the Tagus, Guadiana and Guadalquivir valleys, all these areas will have or will have exceeded 20 degrees in the morning.
Nights will also be very hot, with lows of no more than 22 degrees from Wednesday or Thursday in many places across Spain that will stay until at least Monday the 16th.
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