British holidaymakers have warned of scorching 40C weather in Spain and Portugal

Parts of Spain are expected to experience highs of 44C over the next week, while weather warnings have been issued about the risks from intense heat

Holidaymakers sunbathe in Benidorm last week as Spain's heatwave shows no signs of abating for the next few days
Holidaymakers sunbathe in Benidorm last week as Spain’s heatwave shows no signs of abating for the next few days

British tourists traveling to Spain or Portugal in the coming days have been warned of intense weather conditions as temperatures rise.

The mercury could top 40C in some Spanish cities with no sign of the heatwave settling down over the next few days, the reports Irish mirror.

While much of the UK is set to experience sunny spells this week, those jetting to the continent are being warned of extreme heat.

The most intense conditions are expected in the Costa del Sol, Balearic and Canary Islands by the end of next week.

An orange weather warning has been forecast with highs of 44C in Andalucia, which has already experienced its first severe wildfire of the summer.

Tourists from London stroll along Playa d’en Bossa beach in Ibiza, Spain


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Yellow alert is in effect in many other parts of the country.

Those traveling to southern Spain have been urged to take preventive measures to protect themselves from the heat, such as wearing B. Staying indoors, making sure they stay hydrated and wearing sunscreen with SPF 50.

Spain’s Met Office Aemet stated: “The heat will be very intense in the mainland and Balearic Islands at least until next Wednesday and it is not excluded that it could extend for a few days.

Temperatures could rise above 40ºC in some Spanish cities


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“The intense heat wave is very rare for the month of June.”

Temperatures in certain areas of the country will be up to 10 or 15ºC higher than usual during the day and between 5 and 10ºC higher at night. Hull Live reported.

Holidaymakers are advised, according to Aement, to exercise extreme caution and avoid sun exposure at peak times of the day.

People have been warned to take steps to protect themselves from the sun


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Aemet added: “From Thursday we will exceed 35C in much of the peninsula; more than 30C to 32C in the Balearic Islands and the south of the Canary Islands.” It also warned of “tropical nights” with temperatures not falling below 20C in some areas.

But those numbers are expected to be dwarfed by the heatwave from the weekend.

Meanwhile, summer weather in Portugal is expected to last well into autumn until October.

Sunbathers flock to Barcelona’s beach late last month


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Ricardo Deus, from the Division of Meteorological Forecasting and Surveillance and the Division of Climate and Climate Change at IPMA, told The Portugal News: “There are several scenarios, but the most likely one is that the month of June is considered normal to hot.”

Last month was the hottest May in the country since 1931, according to a monthly report by IPMA.

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