This hot week has brought two consecutive days with more than 40 degrees in areas of southern Spain, specifically in Huelva and Jaén, and this year it has become the eighth earliest to reach that value since 1920.
El Granado (Huelva) arrived this Tuesday at 40.4 degree and Andújar (Jaén) reached the 40.1 degree, according to the data provided by the State Meteorological Agency (Aemet),
The historical series of the network of 291 most reliable stations of the Aemet, which begins in 1920, indicates that this year is the eighth earliest to reach or exceed 40 degrees, only behind 2015 (41.2 degrees on May 13 at Córdoba airport), 2006 (42.3 on May 17 at Andújar), 2000 (43.7 at Vejer de la Frontera on May 29) , 1970 (42.0 on June 2 in Talavera de la Reina), 2001 (42.1 in Xátiva on June 3), 1987 (40.0 in Madridejos on June 4) and 2005 (41.6 on 6 June in Andújar).
Most of the years exceeded 40 degrees in June, a few in July and only four had to wait until August: 1925, 1948, 1956 and 1976.
To the thread, the years that took the longest to reach 40 degrees were 1948 (40.0 degrees on August 23 in Jaén), 1925 (40.0 on August 8 in Talavera de la Reina), 1976 (41.6 on August 4 at Córdoba airport) and 1956 (40 , 4 on August 2 in Seville).
On the other hand, the thermometers marked this Wednesday 40.2 degrees in Andújar and 40.1 in El Granado on what was the second day in a row above the 40-degree barrier.