Heat wave continues across Spain as 29 provinces remain on alert

As the heatwave continues, relief may be on the horizon

LAST UPDATED: 16 Jul, 2015 @ 18:10

SPAIN continues to roast as 29 Spanish provinces still remain on heat alert.

The heatwave continues through today
The heatwave continues through today

Expected to last at least through today, Spain is currently suffering one of its longest heat waves since 1975, second only to one in 2003 that lasted from July 30 to August 14.

Two deaths have been attributed to the heat, one of an 82-year-old man in Sevilla reported previously, as well as another who collapsed in the streets of Cantalojas.

As a result of the heat wave, electricity consumption increased over 13% from the same period last year from increased air conditioning use.

On Tuesday, Villarrobledo marked the highest temperature of the day, reaching nearly 43 degrees Celsius.

Storms blowing in to the peninsula may provide some relief, but higher temperatures are predicted to rise again in Andalucia this weekend.


Places to escape the heat: Make haste for the Galician coast

Santander (Currently 22 degrees)

La Coruña (23 degrees)

Santiago de la Compuesta (22 degrees)

Pontevedra (23 degrees)

Leave Spain and go to Porto (23 degrees)


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