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Spain sets new temperature records

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San Sebastian witnessed temperatures of 42C (107F) on Thursday – the hottest there since records began in 1955, the national weather agency said.

Parts of Spain have set record temperatures during a heatwave.

San Sebastian on Spain’s northern coast witnessed temperatures of 42C (107F) on Thursday – the hottest temperature there since records began in 1955, the national weather agency said.

The city of Palma, on Spain’s Mediterranean island of Mallorca, set a local record of 40.6C (105F) on Tuesday.

Sunbathers enjoy the beach in the Balearic Islands capital of Mallorca
Sunbathers enjoy the beach in the Balearic Islands capital of Mallorca (AP/Joan Mateu

“Climate change is increasing the frequency of heatwaves,” it said, adding that the annual number of days in heatwave conditions has doubled since the 1980s.

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