New heatwave drives thermometers up to 40ºC again
Authorities issue new heat warning for western and central Catalonia
Temperatures have again reached 40ºC in Catalonia this week, as a new heatwave sets in.
On Wednesday, some 10 towns in western Catalonia reported temperatures over 40ºC, with Lleida reaching 41ºC.
More extreme weather is expected again on Thursday, from 12pm to 6pm local time, with the public weather service issuing a heat warning for the whole of Catalonia – the risk of heatwave conditions is “very high” in 14 out of the 42 counties.
It is the second heatwave to hit Catalonia this summer, after thermometers climbed to as high as 43.8ºC in late June.
Many records were broken across the country, and some towns registered over 40ºC for four days in a row.
More than half of the official weather stations (83 out of 145) registered unprecedented temperatures in over 30 years of recording figures.