Spain experienced the hottest day of the year on Saturday with temperatures reaching 46.9 degrees. It remains to be seen if the 2017 national record of 46.9 degrees south of Córdoba has been matched or broken. At that time, in Montoro, also in Andalusia, 47.3 degrees were measured, but this was not officially confirmed.
In Italy, this week in Syracuse, Sicily with 48.8 degrees Italian record. With official confirmation, this is also a European record. This is still today in the name of Athens: in 1977 a temperature of 48 degrees was recorded in the Greek capital and in a city a little further away.
How do you feel? “It’s like there are twenty hair dryers in front of your door. It takes your breath away‘ explained Fleming Tom van Cumbernaul, who runs a bed and breakfast in Sicily. The scorching heat is the result of a heatwave in southern Europe that will cause temperatures in excess of 40 degrees until Monday. The heat wave is due to a high pressure area aptly called ‘Lucifer’. .
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