The Canary Islands records the highest temperatures in Spain.

With high temperatures recorded at Tenerife South Airport and La Aldea de San Nicolás (western Gran Canaria) exceeding more than 44 degrees, 44.2ºc and 44.4ºc respectively.

At 9 am this morning temperatures were recorded at 39ºc at Tenerife North Airport and 36ºc in San Bartalomé de Tirajana as the heatwave affects all of Spain today, with the Canary Islands taking the brunt of it. Where the western Islands (Tenerife, La Palma, La Gomera and El Hierro) and Gran Canaria being put on maximum alert for temperatures, with Fuerteventura and Lanzarote remaining the same as before.

These extreme temperatures has lead to AEMET releasing updated warnings across the archipelago incorporating the most western islands. The maximum temperatures are being felt mostly in the midlands and slopes of the islands oriented south, south-west of the islands, where the dry heat can lead to a suffocating sensation. The highest temperatures being recorded today are 44.4ºc and 44.2ºc in Tasarte and Tenerife South Airport respectively. 

Nightly temperatures are also being forecasted at being above 25ºc which can be quite uncomfortable for sleeping, so take necessary measures, such as using only a thin sheet for sleeping. 

The Government, therefore, has been advising that where it is possible that you take extreme precautions, trying not to take too much sun during the central hours of the day and additionally hydrating to avoid and health problems.