Records were broken across Spain yesterday when the eastern town of Xativa hit a sweltering 42.9 degrees centigrade, smashing the previous European heat record for this time of year.
Temperatures usually only seen in high summer smashed the previous record of 40.1 degrees set at Cordoba Airport in 2006.
Lanzarote airport also sweltered at 42.2 degrees on Wednesday with Valencia reaching 42.3 degrees.
Three recent deaths in Spain have also been put down to soaring temperatures with a 62-year-old Spaniard and a 47-year-old Romanian in Valencia and a 47-year-old in Badajoz.
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