Feeling hot hot hot!!

ALMERIA temperatures soared over the weekend as the province was put on yellow alert.

Villages around the province were deathly silent as their occupants hid indoors during the day, only coming out after dark for some fresh air. In Llano del Espino, on the Rambla de Oria, not a sound could be heard at all until approximately 10pm when a couple of families came outside to eat and the children were allowed some freedom.

Inland, Albox peaked at 39.5 degrees Celsius while Almeria hit a muggy 36 at 3pm although residents say it felt hotter due to the humidity. El Ejido experienced 37 degrees on Sunday, dropping to a slightly more comfortable 33 degrees on Monday and Tuesday. Mike Harper, a new resident of Albox, commented: “We’ve been melting for the last couple of days but at least our older property is built to withstand the summer. I’m glad I’m retired.”

In Mojacar, souls brave enough to risk the sun’s power enjoyed a dip in the sea and the welcome sea breeze. Temperatures there on the coast were a slightly more comfortable 34 degrees Celsius.

AEMET has not issued a weather warning for the rest of the week for Almeria, although temperatures are set to rise again early next week by approximately five to seven degrees, dependent on area.

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