Record Sea Temperatures Noted in Spain as Mercury Soars
The summer in the Costa del Sol is in full swing
with temperatures rising
The stunning coastline of Spain is brimming with warm water, which is great news for those predisposed to cold water.
It looks like the idea of taking a cool dip in the Mediterranean Sea might not be on the menu following water temperatures reaching 24.3ºC off the coast of Almeria.
While the temperature of the water remains around 10 degrees less than the air temperature, it’s still warmer than much of the water across Europe and is the highest sea temperatures have been in Spain for over a decade.
Buoys across the Cantabrian, Mediterranean and Atlantic coastlines have been registering temperatures higher than usual as the summer really kicks in. Across the north, off Cabo Silleiro in Galicia, sea temperatures reached 19.9ºC; the highest temperature ever and around 1.25ºC higher than last June.
The buoy at the Bay of Biscay in Bilbao registered temperatures of 23.5ºC, while water temperatures in Tarragona to the northeast of Spain reached a high of 27ºC across the weekend.
The temperature down at the Costa del Sol is a little cooler thanks to the waters of the Atlantic Ocean moving along the Gibraltar straits.
Marine experts are assessing the changes in temperature and believe that there’s currently no reason to concerned as water temperatures between June and September are typically between 23 and 27 degrees.
It’s inevitable that modern records will be matched – or indeed broken – given the current temperatures and lengthening days.