Spain holiday warning – find out if your destination is affected by heatwave | The Sun
HOLIDAYMAKERS heading to Spain this week have been warned of sweltering temperatures.
Highs are expected to reach 45C in some parts of of the country, thanks to a plume of hot air from North Africa.
The areas seeing the hottest temperatures will be central and south-western Spain.
The most intense conditions are expected in Costa del Sol, the Balearic Islands and the Canary Islands.
In Majorca, inland temperatures are expected to hit between 38C and 39C degrees this week.
Seville has already recorded highs of 40C over the weekend.
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The temperatures are expected to last until Wednesday earliest, and possibly run to the end of the week.
The heat dome follows the heatwave of last month when the mercury rose to a scorching 40C.
The extreme heat has already been intensifying across the Iberian peninsula this weekend, where Spain, Portugal, Morocco, and Algeria have experienced low 40s during the peak afternoon hours.
An orange weather warning was issued for Andalusia, Spain, over the weekend when temperatures reached 44C.
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Brits have been urged to take preventative measures to protect themselves, including to stay in doors, stay hydrated and wear factor 50.
Spain's Met Office Aemet said: "The heat will be very intense on the mainland and in the Balearics at least until next Wednesday and it is not ruled out that it could extend for a couple of days.
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"The intense heatwave is very rare for the month of June."
It added: "As of Thursday, we will exceed 35C in large areas of the Peninsula; more than 30C to 32C in the Balearic Islands and the south of the Canary Islands."
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