Spain basked in scorching temperatures on Thursday as residents sweltered in the warmest January day in Europe since records began. It marked the highest temperatures ever recorded in Europe in January, according to the Valencian Association of Meteorology. But even those enjoying the unusually warm weather voiced concerns about climate change and the threat of new heatwaves. People enjoying the sun at the Malvarrosa beach in Valencia, Spain on ThursdayA group of women running into the sea during the unseasonably warm temperatures in SpainA crowded beach as temperatures soared in Spain. Spain also recorded unusually high temperatures in December, with the mercury peaking at 29.9C in Malaga, a national record for the month.