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Cordoba sets new temperature record for Spain

Further weather warnings go out after a village in Cordoba reaches the highest temperature for many years, almost at 50 degrees Celsius.

 

A village, called Montoro, north in the Cordoba region, was recorded yesterday to have reached 47.3 degrees at around 3:30pm, making it the highest since the country started recording weather.

 

The whole region, as well as other southern regions in Spain, are also experiencing higher than normal temperatures; with Cordoba city reaching highs of 46.9 yesterday as well.

 

Many of the Andalusian regions are between 30-40 degrees Celsius daily. The other cities with the highest temperatures over the last few days, have been: Seville, Madrid, Badajoz, Caceres, Ciudad Real, Jaen and Terul, with many of these cities at new record highs as well.

 

Although in summer it is normal to reach high temperatures, this summer in particular has been higher than normal, and in Seville last week, a 54-year-old man is suspected to have died from heatstroke, after working outside. He died in the town of Moron de la Frontera, in southwestern province of Seville.

 

Another 50-year-old man is in critical condition after suffering from heatstroke in Cabeza del Buey, in the southwestern area of Badajoza.

 

The heatwave is said to have been caused by a mass of hot air coming from northern Africa, and is expected to last until at least Sunday, officials have said.

 

If you are worried about heatstroke or exhaustion, you can read the NHS’ advice about what to do and how to avoid it here: http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Heat-exhaustion-and-heatstroke/Pages/Introduction.aspx

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