Spain’s first heat wave of 2018 is on its way

Up until now, Spain has been experiencing a summer that has been significantly cooler than in recent years. But that is about to change as Spain’s weather agency issues its first heat-wave warning of 2018.

Spain’s first heat wave of 2018 is on its way
File photo of a boy cooling down in a fountain. Photo: AFP

Temperatures are expected to soar from Wednesday with the mercury tipping over 36 C across much of the Peninsula and peaking at 40C in the south.



And unfortunately conditions are going to result in some steamy, sticky nights ahead as the temperatures are not expected to drop below 20C after sun down.

The heatwave will begin in the southwest of the peninsula with hot winds blowing in from Africa and spread north and east as the week progresses, although meteorologists predict temperatures could start to cool again after Sunday.

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Only the northern coast of Spain from Galicia to Cantabria, and the Canary Islands will escape the searing temperatures.



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