September heatwave: Alerts for 32 provinces across Spain
The Local · 7 Sep 2016, 10:25
Published: 07 Sep 2016 10:25 GMT+02:00
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The unseasonal heatwave gripping Spain also extended to provinces in the north of the country.
Temperatures well over 35 C are being experienced across the country with provinces in Valencia, Andalusia and Extremadura tipping into the 40s.
In fact this week has seen record temperatures for the month of September when the mercury reached 45 C in Jaen and Cordoba on Monday, the hottest September day on record.
Las t. min. hoy también han sido elevadas en gran parte del país. Animo, que la próxima noche se prevé más fresca! pic.twitter.com/i8KmS47eke— AEMET (@AEMET_Esp) September 7, 2016
But Aemet forecast that the heatwave is about to break with a cold front expected to reach northwestern Spain on Thursday bringing storms and a drop in temperatures.
The heatwave has put much of Spain at risk of wildfires. Serious blazes raged across the Costa Blanca, Menorca and Galicia, some of which were thought to have been started deliberately.