Saturday, July 30, 2022

Record-breaking heatwave in July 2007

30 July 2007, so hot the cats are melting into the tiled floors once again

On 30 July 2007, a heatwave coincided with serious forest fires in Tenerife (as a result of which we were evacuated the next day) and Gran Canaria. The absolute historical maximum recorded in Gran Canaria was produced: 46.5ºC in Agaete. The average temperature for the period was 30.9ºC, about 8ºC above the average for the month. Also on the same day, the absolute maximum temperature record was broken at La Palma airport, of 38.4 C.