Weather agency: July was hottest month on record in Spain

MADRID (AP) — Spain’s national weather agency says July was the country’s hottest month on record.

In statement Wednesday, the AEMET agency said the average temperature in Spain last month was 26.5 degrees Celsius (79.7 Fahrenheit). The agency said August 2003 had previously been the hottest month on record with an average temperature of 26.2 C (79.2 F).

Cordoba reported July’s highest temperature, reaching 45.2 degrees C (113.4 F) on July 6.

The southern city also holds the highest temperature on record in Spain — 46.6 C (115.9 F) on July 23, 1995. The southern city of Seville registered the same temperature three days later. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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