Lisbon’s almost 40 year, high-temperature record melted away Saturday, August 4th when temperatures in the Portuguese capital reached a sweltering 44 °C.
Portuguese meteorologists report that the old high-temperature record for the Spanish capital was set in 1981 at 43 °C.
Within Spain, the highest temperature Saturday was measured in Alvega with a registered temperature of 46.8 °C or 116 °F.
3 DEGREES FROM RECORD
Spain’s highest temperature record dates to 2003, when Portugal temps saw an incredible 47.4 °C – 117 °F.
As hot as it’s been, the latest soaring temperatures haven’t broken the record for Europe’s hottest day. That record was set 1999 in Athens, Greece @ 48 °C.
According to weather forecasting, Europe’s high temperatures will fall somewhat, but hot weather is expected to continue within the region.
The forecast temperature for Berlin, Germany on Tuesday is a record-breaking 39°C.
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