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Costa del Sol Sizzles as Mercury Soars to a Searing 41ºC: Unprecedented Heatwave in Marbella

December 31, 2023
Heatwave in Marbella

Heatwave in Marbella – Extreme Heat Alert Issued for Costa del Sol

The Costa del Sol is currently under a red alert due to extremely high temperatures. The Spanish State Meteorological Agency (AEMET) has issued a warning about the ‘extreme risk’ posed by the current heatwave. The Costa del Sol and Guadalhorce area are expected to experience temperatures soaring up to 42 ºC.

Authorities Urge Precautionary Measures

AEMET has advised residents to take precautionary measures, stay alert, and follow the advice given by authorities. Non-essential travel is discouraged. The agency warns that extreme or catastrophic damages to people and properties may occur, especially to those vulnerable or in exposed areas.

Current Temperature Readings Across the Region

In Estepona and Manilva, the temperature has already reached 41 ºC. Marbella residents are currently experiencing 38 ºC. Meanwhile, in Malaga, the temperature is reaching 37 ºC. These extremely high temperatures are on par with those in Spain’s main hot spots, with locals in Sevilla and Cordoba coping with 41 ºC and 42 ºC respectively.

Duration of the Heat Alert

AEMET’s alert was issued at 1pm and is expected to last until 9pm today.

Previous Heatwaves and Their Impact

This is not the first time Spain has experienced such extreme heat. The country’s hottest summer on record caused 313 heat-related deaths in Malaga, according to a recent study. National Geographic has recommended a town in Spain’s Andalucia as the best place to escape such heatwaves.

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