Seville, Spain has a climate that features very hot, dry summers and mild winters with moderate rainfall. Like most Mediterranean climates, Seville is drier during summers and wetter during winters. Summer is the dominant season and lasts from May to October. Seville has the hottest summer in continental Europe among all cities with a population over 100,000 people, with average daily highs in July of 97 °F. Average daily lows in July are 67F and every year the temperature exceeds 104 °F on several occasions. A historical record high for all of Europe of 50.0 °C (122 °F) was recorded on 4 August 1881. This record is somewhat disputed as several in the science community believe that the thermometer used wasn’t officially calibrated and measured. Some say a high of 118 in Athens in the summer of 1977 was really the all-time record. I know that was a hot season in Europe first hand, as my wife and I, spent the summer months there that year. Interestingly in the summer of 2019 more national temperature records where reached than any other year when among other countries the temperature maxed out at 102 in Cambridge England, 109 in Lingen, Germany and also 109 in Paris France for an all-time city record.
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