Porto, Portugal sees hottest May day on record, Heat heading UK-bound…

Written by on May 24, 2017 in Rest of Europe, Spring 2017 with 0 Comments

It was a scorcher over parts of Iberia yesterday. On the Portuguese Atlantic coast, with the aid of easterlies offshore winds, the thermometer soared to 35.1C in Portugal’s second largest city, Porto. It surpassed the city’s previous May record of 34.7C set back in 1965. The city’s all-time record is 40.9C.

Meanwhile, the thermometer also soared to a possible new May level in southern Spain with Andujar, Andalucia rising to 38.6C yesterday.


As for the UK, this afternoon marked the warmest day of the year with England (26C), Wales (24.4C), Scotland (22.3C) and Northern Ireland’s (22.3C). Heathrow Airport touched 26C this afternoon making it the warmest day of the year for UK overall.

However, the heat is about to increase markedly. As HP slides into the North Sea, the very heat currently over Iberia and France shall lift northward and tomorrow, Friday and Saturday shall see a slightly modified version of the Iberian heat over the UK where low 30s are possible in Southeast England. Even parts of Highland Scotland could approach 30C.

BBC Weather

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