Warning: Spanish heat wave set to continue

After more than two weeks, warnings that temperatures are still rising, again into the 40s

LAST UPDATED: 18 Jul, 2015 @ 09:32

DON’T turn off the air conditioning just yet.

The heat wave continues
The heat wave continues

The Spanish meteorological agency warns that temperatures could continue to reach Into 40 degrees Celsius plus through July 16

Beginning at the end of June, this heat wave has proved unexpectedly long, resulting in over a hundred cases of heat stroke.

An Olive Press reporter in Sabinillas witnessed last Wednesday a temperature of 48 degrees in her car.

While Estepona estate agent Adam Neale, of Terra Meridiana, told the Olive Press: “A friend of mine sent me a picture taken in his car, a new Range Rover, showing the thermometer registering 55.”

Another English agent in Torrox said it was the hottest she had felt it in 28 years.

The death of an 82-year-old man in Sevilla was attributed to heatstroke from the heat wave last Tuesday, but no other deaths have been reported.

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  1. I’m not at all surprised at the temperatures seen inside a car especially if it’s been parked for a while in the sun. However what does surprise me is that so many (in Spain in particular) seem to desire leather interiors in particular seating. I can only think it’s some sort of status symbol amongst the Nuevo rich. Having spent years in the Middle East I can assure such folks that you never see Arabs sitting on leather & for the record, nor does the Queen of England in her Bentley.

  2. Oh dear, for 3 reasons:
    the first being more blo#dy heat! i like the heat and the sun, but this is getting ridiculous. i’d write a letter of complaint if i wasnt stuck to the table.
    secondly, how about a few comments on climate change. ITs a fact. has been for decades. And your newspaper really should be spelling it out. We’ve already passed numerous milestones. Its too late to ‘limit the damage’, its too late to ‘recycle’ back to healthy levels. If we dont spend a fortune actively fixing the problem, most of us will perish. But hey, the facts are there for all to see.
    And lastly, the olive press reporter who was amazed by the temp inside her car? seriously? even my kids know leaving a car in the spanish sun – even in winter – causes cd melting temperatures. Temperature is measured outside in the shade.

    @David: so what do the arabs use? ( i thought leather and a/c go hand in glove)