Thirteen communities remain on alert this Tuesday for high temperatures that could reach 42 degrees. It will be the beginning of the peak of the heat wave in Spain, which will continue on Wednesday and Thursday with extreme heat.
The extreme heat of June scorches the entire northern hemisphere and smashes historical temperature records
Galicia is on a red warning, while some areas of Andalusia, Aragon and Castilla y León continue to have an orange warning. The State Meteorological Agency (AEMET) warns that with the red alert the risk for the population is very high, while with the orange level there is danger for usual activities. The orange warning (significant risk) will affect the Community of Madrid and some areas of Andalusia, Aragon, Castilla y León, Castilla-La Mancha, Extremadura, Navarra and La Rioja. as collected Fidel ManjavacasPaloma Castro, territorial delegate of the AEMET in Castilla-La Mancha, does not rule out that "if this warm African mass continues" temperatures exceed 46 degrees.
During June, very early for northern heat waves, multiple episodes of extreme temperatures overlapped. The historical record tells that simultaneous heat waves affecting multiple regions are becoming more common. High temperatures are accompanied by sequences of forest fires. During the early heat wave that swept Spain Between June 11 and 18, more than 40,000 hectares burned, according to Raul Rejon.
In Galicia, the temperature is expected to reach 42 degrees in the Miño area in the province of Ourense; in Pontevedra and A Coruña the orange alert continues for values between 37 and 39 degrees, while in Lugo there is a yellow warning for values that will range between 36 and 38 degrees. In the Community of Madrid the warning is orange for temperatures that will reach 40 degrees.
Extremadura, one of the communities most affected by the suffocating heat, maintains the orange warning for maximum records that will range between 39 and 42 degrees, while the forest fire that broke out this Monday in the Las Hurdes region of Cáceres remains active and with “bad evolution”.
All the provinces of Castilla y León continue with a warning, with a higher incidence in Ávila, Salamanca and Zamora. In Castilla la Mancha the most intense heat is expected in the provinces of Toledo and Ciudad Real, with values of up to 42 degrees. La Rioja has activated the orange level in the Ribera del Ebro, due to maximums that will rise to 39 degrees and in the Comunidad Foral de Navarra, also in orange, there is a warning for values of 39 degrees in the Ribera del Ebro. Aragón only has the orange notice in Zaragozawhile in the provinces of Huesca and Teruel the yellow level persists.
In the Mediterranean, the Balearic Islands, Catalonia and the Valencian Community have activated the yellow alert for maximums that will range between 36 and 38 degrees. The Basque Country has also activated the yellow alert due to temperatures that will rise to 37 degrees.