Spanish city shatters heat record

Spain’s eastern city of Valencia set a new temperature record on Thursday as the country baked under its third heat wave of the summer.

The mercury soared to 46.8˚C (116.2˚F) at Valencia airport, shattering the previous record of 43.4˚C set on July 6, 1986.

The record for the highest temperature in Spain, 47.6˚C, was registered on August 14, 2021, at Aemet’s weather station in La Rambla in the southern province of Cordoba.