Rain expected this week after all-time high temperatures recorded in July
Mercury to drop 10ºC compared to beginning of August
Temperatures are expected to lower as clouds and rain will fill the northern and central part of Catalonia on Thursday. That will decrease the temperatures in all of Catalonia at the end of the week, as the Catalan Weather Service (SMC) has informed.
However, before the awaited rains come to Catalonia and help to ease the ongoing drought situation, the SMC also warns about the risk of high temperatures during the night hours.
In fact, in the early morning of July 12, an SMC station in Barcelona registered a temperature as high as 29.4º and 28.2ºC on July 18.
Although this has not been the hottest July in Catalonia as that occurred in 2022, 2015, and 2006; the territory saw its highest temperature registered this July when Figueres, in the northern county of Alt Empordà, reached 45.3ºC on July 18.
July has been a hot month, especially in the northeast of Catalonia, but also in counties in the west and the coastline when the maximum temperature surpassed 40ºC from July 8 to 12.