Heatwave hits southern and central Spain

Spain is set to see summer arrive with a bang on Monday with temperatures in parts of the south of the country expected to get close to 40C (104 Fahrenheit).

Heatwave hits southern and central Spain
The hottest temperatures are forecast in Andalusia. Heatwave photo: Shutterstock

The Andalusian provinces of Córdoba, Granada, Huelva, Jaén and Sevilla are expected to see maximum temperatures of 38C on Monday as summer finally kicks in .

Parts of central Spain including Ciudad Real, Toledo, Madrid and Badajoz, meanwhile, face temperatures in the mid to high 30s.

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The forecast for Barcelona is 27C, while the Canary Islands should expect temperatures around the 25C mark. In the Balearic Islands, that figure will be in the mid to high 20s.

For northern Spanish cities including La Coruña, Oviedo and San Sebastian, temperatures should also be cool to mild.

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