Scorching day. One more this summer in the Islands. At this rate, it will no longer be news that our Community breaks its own records for maximum temperatures, one day yes, another too. This Saturday several points in Mallorca have exceeded 40 degrees maximum. The sensation of heat has been total. The town of Porreres was the hottest point in Mallorca, with thermometers reaching 42.8 degrees at 2:00 p.m. For their part, Pollença and Petra reached 41.6 degrees at noon; while the residents of Binissalem saw their thermostats reach 40.3 degrees and those of Portocolom 40.4. It should be noted that the figures for Portocolom and Pollença have been records for the month of August. Likewise, the observatories of Sineu (41.3 degrees), Palma-UIB (41.9 degrees) and Calvià (40.7 degrees) have also broken absolute records. This Sunday the orange alert will only be maintained inside, where it can reach 41º. In the rest of Mallorca the notice will be yellow, for values of 36º. It is expected that temperatures could drop somewhat on Monday, but alerts will continue inside, although in this case at a yellow level. The mercury will drop about 4º, but it will still be very hot. Record in Formentera Formentera, the minor Pitiüsa, has reached 44.5 degrees this Saturday, which means breaking all the records of maximum temperatures registered in the Balearic Islands. According to the State Meteorological Agency, this value had never been reached before at any station in the archipelago. It must be remembered that the previous highest record is kept by the town of Muro: on July 3, 1994, it registered the not inconsiderable temperature of 44.2 degrees. For its part, at the Ibiza airport 41 degrees have been reached, a value not observed since 1953, when the records began. Summer of records The heat wave, which has affected the Island since last August 1, could come to an end next Tuesday, August 16. Initially, it was expected to do so on Monday, August 15. But, we will have to wait until Wednesday, August 17 to be able to live a little more relieved. There will be 16 continuous days of heat wave never seen before in the Islands. It is an episode of extreme heat that has already broken the record for being the first time that three have been recorded in one year and everything indicates that it will not be the only one that will be achieved.
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