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New Temperature Record Claimed In Spain

August 15, 2021

By Paul Homewood




Data from Spain’s State Meteorological Agency said the potential new record was recorded at Montoro, Cordoba, at 5:10pm.

If confirmed, that would exceed the country’s previous record of 46.9 degrees Celsius (116.42 F), set nearby in July 2017.


In fact, according to the Spanish meteorological agency, El Tiempo, this is nowhere near the record, which was 47.8C set in 1976 in Murcia:



It would also appear to be statistically no higher than measurements of 47.0C at Seville and Badajoz in 1946 and 1964. Either way, an increase of 0.2C over 70 odd years is hardly cause for alarm!

No doubt these older records will be quietly shelved.

  1. James Neill permalink
    August 15, 2021 10:32 am

    I do wonder just where the weather station that recorded the “potential new record” is located.

  2. August 15, 2021 10:36 am

    Localized weather/climate events must be understood as internal climate variability.

  3. mjr permalink
    August 15, 2021 11:05 am

    Paul FYI
    Sunday Times sports section now getting in on the act
    Apparently more test match days are being lost to rain … because of climate change (Simon Wilde who is otherwise a half decent cricket reporter basing his analysis on the recent “state of the UK climate” report which i assume of full of the usual bovine excrement

    • Broadlands permalink
      August 15, 2021 1:29 pm

      Male bovine excrement.

  4. John, Uk permalink
    August 15, 2021 11:32 am

    23 June 1935 Zaragoza 127F, 12 Aug 1966 Tuleda 131F per Tony Heller @ Real Climate Science.

  5. Gerry, England permalink
    August 15, 2021 11:52 am

    Off topic but a truly epic story.

    Watching Massive Engineering Mistakes last night they recounted the tale of Lochwiller in Bas-Rhin in France. A rural village of farmers keeping livestock or growing cereals and all was well until the townies started to move in to newly built homes. Of course this brought in the woke with their ‘green’ ideas and one homeowner went for a ground source heat pump. Obviously no proper survey was done and the borehole went down through a layer of anhydrates and into the water table. The water caused the anhydrate layer to start swelling and causing all the buildings to start cracking as the ground bulged up.

    The series covered a similar problem in Germany where an anhydrate layer was linked to the water table. Without a solution, Lochwiller would just collapse over time. Strangely the solution was to bore another hole and pump water down but at the time of the programme making this had not yet been done. Mention ‘have you considered geological problems with ground source heat pumps’ to the morons in charge and you can expect a blank look.

    Just to finish on geo-thermal, one of the few useful things to come out of the woke IET was a piece on Iceland where it said that the heat source was not infinite and the more tappings into the geo-thermal layer that were made, the more the heat profile reduced.

    • Jack Broughton permalink
      August 15, 2021 1:01 pm

      Very interesting cases. The Law of Unintended Consequences applies universally. Heat pumps will inevitably increase the CFCs in the atmosphere due to increased use of these. Hydrogen, if produced at large scale will even more rapidly remove the ozone-layer by increased leakage.

      • Broadlands permalink
        August 15, 2021 1:42 pm

        It is a myth that CFCs have depleted the ozone layer. It was 300 Dobson units in the 1960s and it still is. But CFCs do seem to be a greenhouse gas if enough of them are released. Fortunately, there are bacteria that “eat” them in soils.

  6. August 15, 2021 12:08 pm

    Having lived in Spain for 15 years and regularly accessed various local and national weather forecasts, I can confirm that AEMET, the Spanish national meteorological agency, are notoriously unreliable. Our local paper, Las Provincias, uses them for its full page forecasts and they are frequently inaccurate or just plain wrong! BBC move over!

  7. Tim Spence permalink
    August 15, 2021 12:14 pm

    It’s just north east of Córdoba capital at the foot of the down slope of the Sierra so it is likely adiabatic because Córdoba airport would be more likely to produce the higher temperature. It’s been quite cool here this year until this week.

  8. August 15, 2021 1:10 pm

    Heat domes?
    Whoever heard of such things?
    These very hot areas are not the climate they are localised events and I’m putting my money squarely on geoengineering.
    You’ll be telling me there’s no such thing…

    • August 15, 2021 2:22 pm

      Dominic Royé, a climate scientist at the University of Santiago de Compostela, said the hot air from the Sahara Desert that has brought days of heat and fueled hundreds of wildfires across Mediterranean nations shows no signs of ending anytime soon.

      “The heat wave we are experiencing now is very extreme and a lot of people are saying that it’s normal, as we are in summer. But it’s not, not this hot,” Royé said.

      Dominic Royé is a physical geographer. It would be nice if ITN asked a meteorologist for information about natural weather events.

    • Adam Gallon permalink
      August 15, 2021 3:21 pm

      There’s no such thing.
      Read & learn.

  9. C Lynch permalink
    August 15, 2021 1:31 pm

    The false unprecedented claims are accompaning every weather event now. The ratcheting up of the propaganda is quite sinister at this stage.
    The latest claim concerns the floods in Japan. I’m sure they are not unprecedented – anyone give me some facts?

  10. MrGrimNasty permalink
    August 15, 2021 2:40 pm

    They’ve also claimed a new European record of 48.8C in Sicily.

    But they have to ignore previously accepted records now declared unreliable!

    • Mad Mike permalink
      August 15, 2021 4:54 pm

      The Stevenson Screen should be white all over and painted every 2 years usually.

      “The top of the screen was originally composed of two asbestos boards with an air space between them. These asbestos boards have generally been replaced by a laminate for health and safety reasons. The whole screen is painted with several coats of white to reflect sunlight radiation, and usually requires repainting every two years.”

      From Wikipedia so might be accurate.

  11. Curious George permalink
    August 15, 2021 3:52 pm

    This is a harbinger of things to come: More lies. More brazen lies. It the UN can do it, why not I?

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