Numerous records have been broken in weather stations across Spain. / FRANCIS SILVA

After the heat wave, temperatures drop by up to 12 degrees, and there could even be showers

Four days of intense heat across Spain will ease with daytime maximums of around 30 degrees in Malaga province for the rest of the week

FRANCISCO JIMÉNEZ

After four days of intense heat across most of Spain, the long-awaited drop in temperatures is on the cards this Tuesday, 17 August.

Maximum temperatures are expected to drop by around 10 - 12 degrees in Malaga province compared to highs of 40-plus registered on Monday. And, if that's not enough, some showers could be registered in Malaga city, the western Costa del Sol strip and the Guadalhorce Valley.

For now, the State Meteorological Agency (Aemet) forecasts suggest that the lower temperatures will remain stable at least until the weekend. According to Aemet, the temperature will not exceed 27 degrees this Tuesday in Malaga city. Nothing compared with the almost 40 degrees of the last few days.

The same will happen in the Antequera and Ronda regions, which after bearing the brunt of the heat wave with records of up to 46 degrees, will face the next few days with maximums of up to 31.

In the Guadalhorce Valley, Monday was also very hot with several areas exceeding 40 degrees, including Álora which hit 43.5.

The heat wave has broken numerous records in weather stations across Spain.

August 14 and 13 have been the second and third hottest days recorded in the whole of Spain since 1941 respectively, according to Aemet. Around a hundred weather stations exceeded 25 degrees at night and during the day, while some 200 stations registered temperatures above 40 degrees, with new maximum temperatures recorded in more than 20 of them.