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Sky-high, record-breaking May temperature recorded at Costa del Sol airport

The previous May maximum was reached in 1999 when 35 degrees were recorded.
The previous May maximum was reached in 1999 when 35 degrees were recorded. / SALVADOR SALAS
  • State meteorological agency, Aemet, also revealed that Coín registered the third highest temperature in Spain, with 36.8 degrees on Sunday

The weather station at the Malaga-Costa del Sol Airport has registered the highest-ever May temperature in the city for the month of May, since records began in 1942.

On Sunday, 16 May, the mercury reached 35.4 degrees, beating the previous May maximum when 35 degrees were recorded in 1999.

Sunday also saw the arrival of the spring terral wind in the city and the taró mist, which caused a sharp change in temperatures in just a few hours. In fact, the record at the airport was reached at 6.15pm after the taró had lowered the thermometers by up to ten degrees in the port area.

The high temperatures were also widespread across the entire province. Spain’s state meteorological agency, Aemet, revealed that Coín registered the third highest temperature in Spain, with 36.8 degrees.

The temperature in the Guadalhorce valley was only exceeded in Elche (37.7) and Molina de Segura, in Murcia (37.1).

High temperatures are also expected for this Monday, 17 May, in most of Malaga province, although somewhat lower than those of the weekend. Aemet predicts that the thermometers will peak at 31 degrees. Spells of high cloud are forecast and fog has not been ruled out on the coast.