It turns out that the rumour our neighbours had heard about the weather for this week wasn't entirely unfounded. Some parts of Spain have seen temperatures reach 40 degrees this week but not in this area.
The State Agency of Meteorology (AEMET) say that for today, temperatures will continue oscillating between 35 and 40 degrees in many areas in the interior of the peninsular and the island of Mallorca.
The prediction for the Valencian community: cloudy or clear skies, with clouds rolling in to the northern interior during the evening. Temperatures will remain around 36 degrees in parts of the interior. Loose variable winds will predominate in the southern coast areas. For Bigastro AEMET are predicting a high of 34 degrees, a low of 22 and a wind speed of 11km per hour from the north veering to the east by the afternoon. The maximum yesterday was a comfortable 31.