August was the hottest month in recorded history on the Canary Islands, according to AEMET, Spain’s weather agency.
In the province of Las Palmas, which contains Lanzarote, the average temperature over the month was 26.4 degrees Celsius, 2.4 degrees higher than the historical average.
The weather station at César Manrique Airport registered the highest August temperature in 60 years on the 13th August, when heat exceeded 40 degrees. This was during one of the two heatwaves that affected the island at month, leading to red and ornage heat alerets throughout the island.
In Playa Blanca and at the airport, both low-lying coastal locations, night-time temperatures did not fall below 20 degrees during the entire month.
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