About Jimena de la Frontera, the province of Cadiz and Spain as a whole, focused on this small village in the mountains

Record heat wave: +40ºC over 20 days

HEAT_WAVE_072605 (Agencies) It’s hardly news that it’s hot. What is news, though, is that the average daytime temperature in the Campo de Gibraltar has been over 40ºC for 20 days in the month. Two other records: relative humidity, which averages between 40 and 60% in July, has been in the 10%. This has created a severely dry period and a record evaporation rate of around 16% and, if the heat wave continues, could reach 20%.



  Simon wrote @

Whereabouts exactly? Certainly not here in the village. Even the over-reading thermometers at the farmacias haven’t been showing that for 20 days. My thermometers (properly kept in the shade) have never shown 40 that I am aware. Possibly somewhere but not here.

  Tanya wrote @

Maybe you should be in Marchenilla, as our thermometers have shown 40 plus nearly every day for the last 3 weeks.

  simon wrote @

Yes the valley might be hotter. Also the placement of thermometers makes a big difference. I have moved my thermometer from the back patio to the street side of the house (obviously keeping them in the shade all the time) and the reading rose by 5 degrees. I think the farmacia sensors must be in the box at the top of the mast which would heat up in the sun.

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