By George Stephens • 07 January 2020 • 6:48
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Spain recorded its highest temperature ever in July 2017, when thermometers in Córdoba soared to 46.9ºC. but long distance weather forecasters are expecting in 2020 for the record to be broken.
As climate change becomes the most popular word on the Internet searched, as well as in many topics of conversation Spain this year is deemed to have coming it’s hottest summer ever ahead.
According to weather analyst for Spain David Pinkitt, ” I see this year Spain having the warmest summer ever on record, where temperatures inland could possibly peak at 48/49c” around July and August”
” Whilst the previous record was set in quite a short period of heat in 2017, 2020 will see a longer period of heatwave through the summer similar to what’s happening in Australia at present” said David.
This will cause great concern in Spain as reservoir levels due to a lack of rain fall through both the autumn and winter in 2019 are at low levels, whilst tourism is expected also to be at high volume levels as the summer heat breaks causing a larger demand for water.
Its understood water authorities are already in preparation for possible heat wave circumstances to ensure constant water supply for both residents and holidaymakers this coming year whilst fire brigades first thought will be mountain fires when the land becomes tinder dry.
The hot weather though will see a huge benefit to traders who rely on tourism economically with the expected influx of tourists choosing their destination by forecasted temperatures Spain’s tourist trade can only benefit.
” The South of Spain will be the hottest as normal but the likes of cities such as Sevilla and Madrid could also see their record temperatures broken” said David.
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