Weather Spain - The hot summers are becoming more and more intense

The third warmest summer on record

The summer of 2023 was the third warmest in the historical series in Spain, surpassed only by the summers of 2022 and 2003.

Nine of the ten warmest summers since the series began in 1961 have been recorded in the 21st century. Four of the five warmest since 2015.

Throughout the summer there were four heatwaves in the geographical area of the Peninsula and the Balearic Islands, lasting a total of twenty-four days. There were two heatwaves in the Canary Islands, each lasting five days. The number of days under a heatwave in Spain is increasing by about three days per decade.

On August 10th, Valencia set a new record of 46.8°C. The province of Malaga has its hottest July on record. Our Guadalhorce Golf Club weather station measured a peak of 44.8 °C. On July 20, the lowest temperature in Malaga was 31.6 °C.

Spain´s coastal waters will reach unprecedented temperatures in 2023: the average temperature from January to August will be 19.5°C. This is a temperature about 1°C above normal.

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