The third heat wave of this summer begins to gain strength this Tuesday. The very warm air mass from Africa has entered the Peninsula and temperatures will begin to rise throughout the day, during the second day of the episode, especially in the north of the peninsula. There the rise will be between 6° and 8° compared to Monday. In general, thermometers will remain between 5° and 10° above normal. For the moment, the eastern end of the peninsula and the coastal areas are spared from the increase in temperatures.
Despite the fact that the first day of the heat wave has been milder than what is planned for this Tuesday, it has left a maximum temperature registered at the station of the State Meteorological Agency (Aemet) of Mérida, in Badajoz: 44 ,6° at 17.00. In general, the worst part has been taken by this province of Extremadura, since it keeps eight of the highest records of the day with maximum temperatures that do not drop below 42.7 °.
For this Tuesday, the thermometers of the Galician coast and those of the communities bathed by the Cantabrian Sea are expected to remain cool, with maximums of between 25° and 30°. In the Mediterranean there will be a feeling of humidity and highs of 30° and 32°. Inside the Peninsula it will exceed 35°. From 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Extremadura, Valladolid, Zamora, the south of the Community of Madrid, a large part of Andalusia and the west of Castilla-La Mancha will be under orange warning due to a very important risk due to high temperatures: do not It is recommended to take walks in the central hours of the day, since the temperature will exceed 40 °.
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It will be very high (above 80 or 90%) on Monday and Tuesday in areas of the southern peninsula. On Wednesday, also in the downtown area and northern points; on Thursday the high probability will be moved to the southeast. pic.twitter.com/6RTSXmy7qh
— AEMET (@AEMET_Esp) August 6, 2023
In the Guadalquivir valley it can even reach 44° occasionally. The sky in the south of the Peninsula will also have dust in suspension during the day, which worsens the air quality. There may be an isolated storm in the east of the peninsula in the afternoon, with little rainfall, but with very strong associated gusts of wind.
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The worst of the heat wave has yet to come. On Wednesday, according to Aemet forecasts, it will reach its peak. The early morning will be very warm, with minimum temperatures between 22° and 25°. During the day, large areas of the center, the south and the Mediterranean area will have maximum temperatures between 5° and 10° above normal, and even between 10° and 15° higher than usual in large areas of the northern third and in some points of the south.
⚠️ Red warning (extreme danger) for maximum temperatures in the Community of Madrid and the province of Jaén for Wednesday. In Madrid it can exceed 42 to 43 ºC and 44 ºC in Jaén. In most of the Peninsula, orange warnings for significant danger (38 to 42 ºC) pic.twitter.com/n95hXLsr1u
— AEMET (@AEMET_Esp) August 7, 2023
The southern half of the Community of Madrid, areas of the Guadalquivir valley in Jaén and the regions of Morena and Condado, also in Jaén, are under red notice due to extreme health risks due to high temperatures. At this level, the highest of the three warnings, it is recommended not to carry out any activity that involves going out in the middle of the day. The orange notices for significant risk extend during Wednesday to practically the entire Peninsula, with the exception of the coasts, the Cantabrian mountain range, the Pyrenees and the province of León, which are still under yellow notice for low risk.
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