Scientists from Spain and Great Britain announced record high temperatures, which they recorded in several cities at once. They attributed this to an increase in heatwaves due to climate change.
The researchers said the temperature of 42°C was recorded on the northern coast of Spain for the first time. This is the highest value since 1955 when the country’s meteorological agency began monitoring temperatures. At the same time, the city of Palma, on the Mediterranean island of Mallorca, also recorded a local record of 40.6°C.
The Spanish meteorological agency Aemet noted that during this period, also called tropical nights, temperatures almost never drop below 20°C. However, such high temperatures have never been recorded in the country.
“Climate change is increasing the frequency of heatwaves – this can be seen both in this year’s indicators and in our observations over the past 10 years. The number of hot days in Spain has doubled in the past few years”.
from the report of the meteorological agency Aemet
Meteorologists in the UK also reported record high temperatures in several cities in the country. For example, the National Meteorological Agency, the Metropolitan, reported that a temperature of 37.8 ° C was recorded at Heathrow Airport west of London.
At the same time, in 10 Italian cities, local meteorological services announced an increased danger due to the heat. Threat warning has been circulated in dozens of French departments. Local authorities are asked to avoid beaches if the social distance is not possible there.