With -34.1 ° C in the Pyrenees, Spain would have beaten its cold record
The temperature, which has yet to be officially approved, was measured at 2,305 meters overnight from Tuesday to Wednesday, in the Spanish Pyrenees.
This is information that shivers down your spine, and everywhere else. The Alt Pireneu Natural Park, in Spanish Catalonia, announced on Wednesday that a temperature of -34.1 ° C had been recorded the previous night at Clot del Tuc de la Llança, at 2,305 meters above sea level. This unofficial weather station is located in the town of Alt Àneu, in the Baqueira-Beret ski area.
If the measure is approved, it will simply be the record of cold in Spain, and even in the Iberian Peninsula. Well below -32 ° C observed in 1956 not far away, at Estany Gento.
Es registra el record de temperatura mínima mai registrada a la península ibèrica: -34.1 ° C 🥶 avui 6 de gener at the meteo estació del Clot de la Llança, a tocar del #PNAltPirineu , property of @baqueira_beret i gestionada per @ MeteoPirineu https://t.co/jsCHvIgAb8 i MeteoVallsdAneu pic.twitter.com/F7dHtfsx8L- Parc Natural de l'Alt Pirineu (@pnaltpirineu) January 6, 2021
"This kind of record requires investigations by Aemet [the Spanish equivalent of Météo France], however, one warns on the side of the Météo Pyrénées association, a key specialist in the chain, both in France and in Spain or in Andorra. . When we look at the other roughly comparable stations this Wednesday morning, we are at different levels. In addition, the station is less than a year old. So let's be patient. "
The Estany Saburo station, located at 2,470 m, thus “only” posted -24.2 ° C. Record or not, one thing is certain: it was rather chilly this Wednesday morning at 5:19 am near Clot del Tuc de la Llança.