What’s the highest temperature ever recorded in Spain?
Just several days after Italy reported its newest temperature record, which, if confirmed, will also become Europe’s highest temperature ever recorded, record, Spain improved its national record.
On August 14, in Montoro (Córdoba), thermometers recorded sweltering 47.4 °C. This beats the previous record set in 2017 by 0.1 °C.
Spain’s AEMET (National meteorological service) confirmed this as the new highest ever recorded temperature in Spain. Here is their tweet from August 16, just two days after the record was set:
🌡️ más alta registrada en España 47,4ºC
Considerando las estaciones de la red principal y estaciones automáticas modernas,la estación de Montoro-Vega Armijo (Córdoba), registró 47,4 ºC el #14Agosto 2021,superando en 0,1ºC su anterior récord #13julio 2021https://t.co/m8AzJSXeEW pic.twitter.com/wgxBoL1pgX
— AEMET (@AEMET_Esp) August 16, 2021
More temperature records
While we are still waiting for WMO to officially confirm Europe’s new highest temperature, the record from Athens, set on July 10, 1977, remains the highest temperature ever recorded in Europe.
You can check the map and list of Europe’s highest temperatures ever recorded for every country. We updated the map and the table to reflect a new record from Spain. If WMO confirms Europe’s new record, we will update the table and list once again. You can also check out the highest temperature ever recorded on Earth.