As expected, the heat wave peaked yesterday, Aug 4th, as the warmest and driest airmass with favorable wind conditions were present over SW Iberian peninsula. Several stations peaked into 45-47 °C range!

Portugal

Here are max temperatures for Aug 4th – the highest recorded temperature was +46.8 °C at the station Alvega in central Portugal. Many stations broke all time local heat records! Below are some additional information on the peak temperatures:

+46.8 °C – Alvega
+46.3 °C – Santarem
+46.1 °C – Coruche
+46.1 °C – Alvalade
+46.2 °C – Alcacer do Sal
+46.0 °C – Pegoes
+45.8 °C – Neves Corvo
+45.5 °C – Setubal
+45.4 °C – Tomar
+45.4 °C – Evora / C. Coord
+45.1 °C – Mora
+44.9 °C – Beja
+44.9 °C – Rio Maior
+44.8 °C – Torres Vedras
+44.7 °C – Alcoutim
+44.6 °C – Estremoz
+44.6 °C – Beja / B. Aerea
+44.2 °C – Montijo
+44.0 °C – Lisboa / Gago Coutinho
+43.3 °C – Lisboa / Geof

While the national record of Portugal (+47.4 °C in Amareleja on August 1, 2003) was not broken, most of the stations set the new records, see the list below: Aug 4th values are in the column, previous records are on the following column. Impressive!

Portugal SYNOP/METAR stations report via ogimet.com website:

Spain

Peak afternoon temperatures reached +46.6 °C in El Granado and +46.0 °C in Badajoz.

Another extremely hot day is expected today, likely to be the slightly cooler day, but still extremely hot. Stay tuned!