The beach was the place to be during July. (The beach here is Cala Molins in Cala San Vicente.) | Andrew Ede
It shouldn't come as any great surprise that the Spanish meteorological agency, Aemet, has confirmed that July in the Balearics was very hot to extremely hot. It was not as hot on the islands, however, as some parts of the Spanish mainland, where the highest temperature last month was 45.2C in Cordoba, Andalusia, on 6 July. Zaragoza in Aragon registered a high of 44.5C on 7 July, with Murcia turning in 43C on the same day. For Spain as a whole, Aemet says that July surpassed the previous absolute maximum average monthly value, which was 26.2C for August 2003, and it did so by three tenths of a degree.