Spain experiences exceptional heat for March, record temperatures also measured in Greenland

Spring hasn’t even started yet, but it already seemed summer in Spain last weekend. The mercury rose to record temperatures above 30 degrees in some places. The heat record for March was also shattered in Greenland.

True summer scenes played out in Spain last weekend. The beaches of the Mediterranean Sea were crowded with people longing to cool off. A record temperature for March was measured on Mallorca on Saturday with 27.3 degrees. Two weeks ago there was still snow on the island and the mercury regularly dropped below zero. In Castellón de la Plana, Valencia region, the highest temperature was recorded: 30.8 degrees. That is 0.6 degrees higher than the previous record for March.

Spain has been struggling with extreme drought and forest fires in recent years. Even now, the weather service has already warned of the risk of fires. In addition, there has been too little precipitation in recent months, which increases the chance of a water shortage in the summer.


Greenland also has extremely high temperatures for the time of year. A record temperature of 15.2 degrees was recorded in the capital Nuuk last weekend. That is no less than 20 degrees above the average for March, reports the Danish Meteorological Institute. Temperatures in the north also shot about 17 to 28 degrees above average.