On October 1, the heat record was broken almost throughout the Iberian Peninsula. The weather has not been this warm at the beginning of October since measurements began, according to a report by the meteorological institute AEMET. The temperature in many places in the country rose to more than 32 degrees. The temperature record for the month was also broken.
Spain had a summer in which heat waves came in quick succession. And October brings little relief at the moment. An AEMET spokesperson said: “In most parts of the Iberian Peninsula, temperatures on October 1 were 7 to 14 degrees higher than normal for this time of year.
The record temperature for this month on the Spanish mainland was 37.5 degrees. This record, set in 2014, was broken in the southern municipalities of Badajoz and Montoro. There the mercury rose to 38 and 38.2 degrees, respectively. The spokesman said that nearly 100 local temperature records were broken yesterday.
The spokesman stated in the Spanish media that warm periods due to climate change are becoming more frequent and more severe. The last few days are no exception: the temperature record has been broken for three days in a row (September 29, 30 and October 1). Ten days,” Emmett says. He also expects the summer to become increasingly warmer and that high temperatures will continue until later in the year.
According to the Portuguese weather service IPMA, the temperature is about 5 to 8 degrees higher than the normal temperature for this period of the year.