Publication Date September 7, 2016

Record-breaking September heat wave grips Europe


Spain's weather agency says some places in the south of the country are smashing September heat records, with one site near Seville logging 113.7 Fahrenheit.

An observation site at Sanlucar La Mayor touched 115 degrees on Monday. If this verifies as an accurate reading, it would be the hottest temperature ever recorded anywhere in Europe during the month of September.

The agency said Tuesday that Cordoba airport also surpassed 45 degrees Celsius (113 Fahrenheit) this week, while 10 weather stations across the south measured temperatures above 111.2 Fahrenheit. More than two dozen weather stations registered record heat on Monday.

The agency said on its Twitter account that Monday was a "historic day of heat" for September.

Southern Spain is known for its high temperatures in summer, but September usually brings cooler days