Spain is experiencing a record-breaking scorching heatwave, with temperatures reaching 44 degrees Celsius.
A WORLD RECORD-BREAKER According to the latest BBC weather forecast, an unprecedented heatwave has reached Spain this weekend, with temperatures expected to reach 44 degrees in the next 24 hours.
As a record-breaking heatwave sweeps Spain, the country is bracing for extreme weekend weather. According to the latest BBC weather forecast, much of the Iberian peninsula will experience “extreme heat” with temperatures exceeding 40 degrees Celsius. According to BBC meteorologist Nick Miller, Madrid “may possibly reach a record high in the city” on Sunday.
The previous high temperature in Madrid was 40.7°C, which was reached on June 28, 2019.
“Extreme heat in areas of Iberia this weekend, particularly Spain,” Mr Miller told BBC viewers. As the week progresses, this will become less of an issue.
“Temperatures will reach 40 degrees Celsius in some areas before then.
“The sun is frying Iberia and causing those temperatures in Madrid, which may certainly threaten to set a new record for the city.”
“There isn’t a lot of heat around the UK this weekend,” he added.
Mr Miller went on to say, “We’ll get some rain in London for a while.”
“However, as temperatures rise later in the week, there are signs of something a little more summery arriving.
“An area of cloud and low pressure is steadily creeping eastward throughout Europe, according to satellite images.
“From Sunday onwards, there will be some downpours across France and Germany.
“Thunderstorms are expected to hit central Europe on Sunday, with some places receiving a lot of rain in a short period of time.
“This weekend, there will be plenty of dry weather across much of Italy.”
On Sunday, areas of Spain will be the hottest spot on the planet, according to Spain’s official weather organization, Aemet.
“It will be the warmest weekend we have seen so far this summer,” Aemet spokesman Rubén del Campo said. It’ll be a quick episode, but it’ll be intense.”
He cautioned that temperatures in the southern half of the country, such as the Guadalquivir Valley, might reach 45 degrees Celsius.
In some regions of the country, the temperature will even exceed 25°C at night.
“It’s going to be a tremendous heat,” Mr Del Campo remarked. These are severe temperatures that are rarely attained even in the Guadalquivir Valley, which is already very hot.”
“Brinkwire Summary News,” by meteorologist Juan Jess González Alemán.