Palma.—Temperatures so far this month have reached an average of 27.6 degrees Centigrade in Palma, 1.9 degrees higher than normal for the time of year, the National Weather Agency (Aemet) spokesman in the Balearics, Jose Antonio Guijarro reported yesterday.

At Palma airport meanwhile, the average so far this month stands at 26.9 degrees, 1.8 degrees above normal; in the Port of Pollensa, 26.6 degrees (1.3 higher than average); and at Minorca airport, 26.6 degrees (1 degree higher).

The highest temperature recorded so far during this current heat wave was reached last weekend in Sa Pobla, a maximum of 37.2 degrees, 0.9 degrees higher than average.

In Porreres, spot checks showed thermometers were reading 36.9 degrees, 0.6 higher than the usual maximum, and 34.7 degrees was recorded at Lluc monastery, the same temperature as in the Port of Pollensa.

Similarly, minimum night-time temperatures have risen to 23 degrees in Capdepera, 3.2 higher than normal; up to 22.4 degrees in Porto Pi, 3.4 above average; and to 18.8 degrees at Palma airport, a 4.6 degree difference from normal.

The heat wave looks set to continue into this week, Guijarro warned with a good deal of humidity. Conditions aren't expected to change until Saturday.