Last month has officially been declared the hottest July in Spain since 1941, according to state meteorologists, AEMET.

The average daytime temperature across the country was 28.2 degrees Celsius, which is some two and a half degrees above the July average.

It was the hottest month in Spain since August 2003. Mean high temperatures were in the mid-thirties, and the highest daytime value clocked in the Murcia region was 44.2 degrees Celsius on July 7th in the village of Los Valientes, outside Molina de Segura.