What is happening in Spain? Why is it so hot? The thermometers have burned in recent days in much of the country, with temperatures above 40 degrees in places like Jaén, Seville, Córdoba or Badajoz, as if it were midsummer, when there is still a month of spring left.
This Saturday, eleven of the seventeen autonomous communities were on yellow notice due to the suffocating heat. And the forecasts for the future are not at all encouraging, according to the Spanish Meteorological Agency.
“We can affirm that warm climates, North African climates are shifting to southern Europeand the consequences of this is that we will surely have longer, more intense periods of drought and, of course, higher temperatures by the middle of the century. Summers in a relatively cool Spanish city in summer such as La Coruña, could be similar to the current climate of the Moroccan city of Casablanca by mid-century.“, says Rubén del Campo, spokesman for AEMET.
Heat waves multiply. The 2010-2019 decade was already the warmest ever recorded. Temperatures will drop in the coming days, to rise again at the end of next week.