The Tasarte weather station in La Aldea de San Nicolás (Gran Canaria) has registered this Thursday a new record high temperature for a month of March in the Canary Islands with 37.8 degrees at 14:20 hours, one tenth more than the day before, on Wednesday, at 17.00 hours, when it broke the previous record, which had been valid since 1951, for 72 years.
The new record high comes after the State Meteorological Agency (AEMET) declared this Thursday, for the first time in a month of March, the orange alert in Gran Canaria for high temperatures between 11.00 and 20.00 hours, especially in the midlands and summits, where it could reach 37 degrees.
The rest of the islands are under a yellow alert for temperatures that could reach 34 degrees Celsius. This yellow warning for maximum temperatures will be maintained this Friday in the early hours both in Gran Canaria and in the rest of the islands until 20:00 hours, except in Lanzarote and El Hierro, which will end at 12:00 hours.
This Thursday, for the second day, the Canary Islands tops the list of maximum temperatures in Spain. If yesterday all the records came from the islands, today they are the first nine, with maximums ranging from 37.8 degrees in Gran Canaria to 34.5 in Fuerteventura, and Novelda (Alicante) closing the list with 34.3 degrees.