The Mediterranean region suffers from extreme temperatures.
A heat record has now been broken in Spain.
The fire brigade is fighting major fires.
Madrid - Forest fires and enormous temperatures are causing problems in southern Europe.
The heat wave in the Mediterranean region recently caused insane temperatures in Italy.
The Italian Ministry of Health declared the highest heat level.
The weather in Spain is also characterized by extremely high temperatures.
A heat record has now been broken.
Heat record broken!
Enormous temperatures in Spain
In the municipality of Montoro in Andalusia in southern Spain, 47.2 degrees were measured on Saturday (August 15) at 5.10 p.m. This was announced by the Aemet weather service. It is "the highest temperature ever registered in Spain". This exceeded the previous national record of 46.9 degrees, which was measured on July 13, 2017 in the nearby regional capital of Córdoba. This temperature was reached again there on Saturday. According to a spokesman for the authorities, however, it was preliminary measurement data that should still be checked.
Zaragoza in the northeast of the country also recorded a scorching heat with 43.2 degrees and the Spanish capital Madrid (41 degrees).
The holiday island of Mallorca, which is particularly popular with Germans, also reported just over 40 degrees from some places in the interior of the island.
Similar temperatures were measured in the Canary Islands in the Atlantic off the west coast of Africa.
A historical temperature record was also recorded in Sicily.
The background to the incredible values is the high "Lucifer", which is responsible for an infernal heat in the Mediterranean region.
Forest fire risk high: fire brigade fighting major fires
The temperatures in Spain are expected to drop a little next week.
In Madrid, for example, “only” 33 degrees were forecast for Tuesday.
However, the extreme values have recently increased the risk of forest fires.
The fire brigade fought major fires in several regions - including in the municipality of Azuébar in the province of Valencia.
Even a forest fire in the vicinity of the village of Navalacruz in the province of Ávila could not initially be brought under control.
In Germany, however, the summer seems to be over for the time being.
After a heat wave there is now a threat of a drop in temperature and a “foretaste of autumn”.
(dpa / afp / mbr)