Here in Barcelona high July temperatures suck in a sea breeze.. So it never quite gets to 100 F, or 37.7 C. Even so with high humidity we humans suffer more.
But look at Córdoba, in the south of Spain. Meteored forecasts max temperatures over 40 C (104 F) for 15 days consecutively . And next Thursday to hit 46 C, or 114 F.
The Spanish record maximum is 47.4 C or 117,32 F.
And as there are always a few met stations with higher temperatures the Spanish maximum is at risk, depending on the exact position of a depression in the Canary islands, pumping hot air from the Sahara..
In the Sahara an area nearly the size of Europe is over 40 C every afternoon. They say that humans destroyed the climate by burning the forest and too many goats!
Andalusia is hellishly hot in July, but spare a thought for Africans, or those in the Middle East and India without air conditioning, as Climate Tipping Points tip and the heat becomes unlivable. see India heat wave kills thousands |
Check out Meteored’s predictions for Baghdad this week. 50 C is 123 F.