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Scorchio! All of Spain is set to sizzle in heatwave

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Scorchio! All of Spain is set to sizzle in heatwave
Temperatures will soar across Spain this week. Photo: Shutterstock
11:23 CEST+02:00
Temperatures across the entire country, even the usually cooler northern regions, are set to soar with unseasonably warm weather expected this week.

Make sure to pack your suncream if you are travelling to Spain this week as everywhere across the country will experience temperatures of at least 35C according to the latest weather reports.

While Spain is known for its sunny weather, temperatures are unseasonably high for this time of year thanks to a warm front moving over the country.

"We are going to experience some very hot days for this time of year," Ana Casals, spokesman for Spain's weather agency, AEMET, confirmed to Spanish daily El Mundo. 

Temperatures will rise across the country from Tuesday; in the northern region of Asturias, temperatures were forecast to rise from 18C on Monday to 26C on Tuesday.

More southerly regions, such as Andalusia were expecting temperatures of around 36C on Tuesday, AEMET confirmed.

Temperatures will continue to rise on Wednesday, with temperatures of 36C forecast for vast swathes of central and southern Spain.

Thursday will be the hottest day of the week; the Basque Country could see temperatures of up to 36C while temperatures in both Asturias and Cantabria will exceed 30C.

As a response to the situation, Spain's health ministry put in place on Monday a special plan to prevent the effects of high temperatures which will run until September 15th. 

The plan is being launched earlier than previous years due to the unseasonably high temperatures this week. 

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