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According to Aemet, August 2023 was the hottest month of August since records began in the Canary Islands in 1962.
August 2023 was not only the hottest month of August in the last 62 years, but also the hottest month on record since the year 1961.
Specifically, this past August has been 2.3°C warmer than average, which makes it an “extremely warm” month.
The average temperature was 2.3°C higher than average in the province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife and 2.4°C higher than average in the province of Las Palmas. The maximum measurements are also higher in the eastern province with 2.8°C higher, compared to 2.6 in the western province.
The highest temperature recorded in August this year was in El Hierro, with 46.2°C
on the 12th in the Tacorón-Lapillas area. Not far from that was also the temperature registered in La Aldea, in Gran Canaria, on the same day, with 45.8°C.
The Gran Canaria tourist area of Playa del Inglés in Gran Canaria also reached a temperature of 45.2 °C in August, while inland areas of Gran Canaria recorded temperatures above 43°C. Temperatures over 40 degrees were also recorded at the airports in Lanzarote and La Gomera, as well as in Morro Jable (Fuerteventura), at the Mirador del Time in La Palma or in the Las Mercedes-Llano Los Loros area, in Tenerife.