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Temperatures rise in Gib's hottest day of the year

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Gibraltar saw its hottest day of the year on Monday with a scorching 37C recorded by MeteoGib.

At 5.20pm MeteoGib reported the temperature had reached 37C at Gibraltar International Airport. 

Last year Gibraltar experienced its hottest day in five years, with temperatures soaring to 36.3C.

Monday’s high temperatures broke last year’s record and on Tuesday will be followed by Levanter cloud.

“After the Hottest Day of the Year so far - tomorrow may come as a bit of a shock as a very muggy Levanter makes a return - as per our morning forecast, misty low cloud/ risk of fog is expected to develop overnight - with temps significantly lower tomorrow,” MeteoGib tweeted.

Meteorologist Steph Ball from Meteo Gib has been warning people about the heatwave in Spain and its impact on Gibraltar for days.

On Monday at 4pm it became the hottest day of the year with a temperature of 33.1cConly to be surpassed by an increase of 2.4C an hour later.

Ms Ball also reported that the hottest temperature recorded locally ever was 40.6C and during August was 40.2C. 

The heatwave in Spain continued with AEMET confirming that a new highest temperature ever recorded in the country was 47.4C in Montoro, Cordoba. 

Slightly beating the previous record of 47.3C, also recorded in Montoro. 

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