A new record high temperature was set in Spain on Thursday—46.9ºC—at the Córdoba airport measuring station in Andalusia, according to the Spanish Met Office AEMET.

Including Córdoba airport, which broke the national temperature record, ten regional markers, mostly in the south or west of Spain, blasted through their previous records.

Teruel, in the north-eastern region of Aragón, registered 40.2ºC (104.4ºF) and the Spanish capital Madrid saw a new high of 40.3ºC (104.54ºF).

The other eight record measurements, in Andalusia, Castilla La Mancha and Extremadura, were all over 42ºC (10...