Brits jet setting abroad on holiday have been issued a warning for extreme heat after new weather maps showed temperatures above 40C.
The sweltering temperatures will strike much of Spain’s mainland and islands from today (August 21).
Spain’s state weather service issues a “special notice” orange weather warning for heat, across more than 30 regions of Spain.
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The forecasters added that the weather warning is in place until later this week (August 24).
Additionally, a yellow weather warning for rising temperatures has been issued across much of the mainland, the Balearic Islands and the Canaries.
According to the weather map, the highest temperatures will hit the Cadiz, Cordoba, Huelva and Seville regions, with 40C predicted.
Meanwhile, Huesca and Zaragoza are also expected to reach 39C – with the highest temperatures hitting today and tomorrow.
Spain's state weather service added: "In the coming days there will be a progressive rise in temperatures in much of the Peninsula and the Balearic Islands.
"Monday and Tuesday will be the peak days of this episode.
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"It is probable that 40C will be reached or exceeded in large areas of the southwestern and northeastern quadrants of the peninsula."
Brits set to holiday in the country have been issued a warning by the UK Foreign Office.
Anyone in the area has been urged to keep up their water intake, avoid alcohol, wear light baggy clothing, and monitor those with health conditions closely.
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From Wednesday there is a chance the hot weather could break, making way for showers and thunderstorms.
It comes after many parts of Europe have faced a hot summer – with blazing heat in holiday destinations such as Spain and Greece.
Weather experts have declared 2023 an El Niño year – a natural phenomenon that occurs cyclically and causes fluctuations in the global climate.
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