Jul 14, 2017

Córdoba sets new temperature record as heatwave continues in Spain

14600 Montoro, Córdoba
Spain
by
Victoria Torres Benayas, El País
,
EL PAÍS
Cooling off in 40ºC weather in Barbate, Cádiz. Photo: Juan Carlos Toro
Cooling off in 40ºC weather in Barbate, Cádiz. Photo: Juan Carlos Toro

The heatwave affecting central, southern and eastern Spain produced a new record on Thursday afternoon, when an official weather station at Córdoba airport logged a temperature of 46.9ºC at 3.30pm. This is the highest figure recorded at this spot since the station was built, making Córdoba the Spanish capital with the highest temperature in Spain on Thursday. Another municipality in Córdoba province, Montoro, registered a high of 47.3ºC, making it the hottest village in Spain and the new hot weather record-holder since Spain started to keep track of weather events.