Murcia Region swelters through early heatwave

Murcia Melts with April Heatwave Image: Shutterstock/ aleks333

THE Murcia region has just emerged from a scorching heatwave that saw temperatures nearly reaching 35 degrees Celsius, a remarkable 10 degrees above the usual for this time of year, according to the latest report from Aemet. The heatwave, which hit over the weekend and persisted into early this week, brought unseasonably hot weather reminiscent of mid-summer rather than April.

Temperature Surge: Murcia Residents Sizzle as Thermometers Soar

Residents experienced a rapid rise in temperatures, with thermometers climbing steadily throughout the weekend. Murcia, Cieza, Lorca, and other areas saw highs nearing 30ºC, while towns even further inland experienced even hotter conditions.

High Nighttime Temperatures

Nighttime offered little relief as well, with lows hovering around 15 degrees Celsius, a noticeable increase from the usual temperatures. The intensifying heat, combined with a soaring UV index reaching level 8, heightened concerns about sunburn and heat-related health risks.

Inland Areas Hit Hardest by Scorching Conditions

While coastal regions enjoyed slightly cooler temperatures, inland areas bore the brunt of the heatwave. Locals raised concerns about summer arriving early and the continuous rise of temperatures in the South of Spain.

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Written by

Catherine McGeer

I am an Irish writer who has been living in Spain for the past twenty years. My writing centers around the Costa Cálida. As a mother I also write about family life on the coast of Spain and every now and then I try to break down the world of Spanish politics!