Heatwave hits region

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THE Valencia Region sweltered in temperatures topping 40 degrees Celsisus on Tuesday (July 7).
The heatwave saw the town of Xativa reach 45.9 degrees, the highest value recorded in Spain since August 2012, according to provisional data of the State Agency of Meteorology (AEMET).
Temperatures above 40 degrees were also achieved in other inland towns of the province of Valencia including Ontinyent (44 degrees), Carcaixent (43 degrees) and Utiel (41 degrees).
The heatwave in Alicante province was reflected in Aspe and Pego where 44 degrees was the top temperature, at Alicante-Elche airport 41 degrees was registered; the second highest record since data began. In Orihuela temperatures reached 42.1 degrees, in Pinoso 40 degrees, 39 in Javea and 37 in the city of Alicante.
The Saharan air was expected to subside on Wednesday slightly according to the meteorological agency, but temperatures will still peak at 32 degrees on the coast and 34 inland.

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