Spain's news in English

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

Most of Spain on alert for wildfire risk as temperatures soar

Share this article

Most of Spain on alert for wildfire risk as temperatures soar
Photo: AEMet
10:57 CEST+02:00
Three-quarters of Spain is at risk of wildfires breaking out, warned the national weather agency AEMET as temperatures soar across much of the peninsula.

 

On Tuesday 18 provinces were issued with yellow warnings for temperatures expected to reach 39C.

These were Almería, Córdoba, Granada, Jaén, Málaga, Huesca, Teruel, Zaragoza, Albacete, Cuenca, Lleida, Madrid, Alicante, Valencia, Ibiza and Formentera, Mallorca, Menorca and Murcia.

But much of Spain was also considered at risk of wildfires as conditions hit the critical “30 rule” when temperatures above 30C are combined with wind strength over 30 km/h and a humidity of less than 30 percent.

Firefighters have already spend two days battling blazes in the mountains north of Madrid, around Miraflores and la Granja which together have razed close to 600 hectares of woodland.

 

 
Get notified about breaking news on The Local

Share this article

The Local is not responsible for content posted by users.
Become a Member or sign-in to leave a comment.

From our sponsors

VIDEO: Three surprising facts that will make you want to visit Malta

Game of Thrones has ended but it lives on in Malta! Find out how and learn two more unexpected facts about this little archipelago in the middle of the Med.