Editions:  Austria · Denmark · France · Germany · Italy · Norway · Spain · Sweden · Switzerland

Spain sizzles as heat wave sets in

Share this article

Spain sizzles as heat wave sets in
File photo: Vasilios Sfinarolakis
13:38 CEST+02:00
Spain's meteorological agency has issued an alert in the face of the heat wave currently affecting a large swathe of the country, saying it could last up to 10 days in some areas.

After a cool spring, and talk that summer would not arrive in 2013, southern and central Spain are now experiencing soaring temperatures.

On Thursday, Spain's weather agency AEMET issued an alert saying temperatures could climb as high as 42 degrees in the interior of the south west of the country.

In areas including Castile and León, Galicia (except for the far north), and the Ebro Valley, temperatures could hit a slightly more bearable 34 to 38 degrees.

In the rest of the country, temperatures between 28 and 34 degrees are expected.

The Canary Islands, meanwhile, will see temperatures above 35 degrees from July 9th on.

With a high pressure system only slowing making its way north towards the British Isles, forecasters say it will be at least a week before relief comes .

Get notified about breaking news on The Local

Share this article

Advertisement

From our sponsors

Change the world with a master's degree from Sweden's Linköping University

Master's students at world-leading Linköping University (LiU) aren't there simply to study. They solve real-world problems alongside experts in fields that can create a better tomorrow. Do you have what it takes to join them?

Advertisement