Spaniards head to the beach or sip iced drinks in the shade of parks to fight the stifling temperatures of up to 43 degrees Fahrenheit (110 degrees Fahrenheit) as the Spaniards experience their second heatwave this year.
Warm summer sunshine combined with North Africa’s hot air front has caused temperatures to soar, state weather forecaster AEMET said on Sunday.
The highest temperature recorded on Sunday was 43 degrees Fahrenheit (110 degrees Fahrenheit) on the Guadalquivir River near Seville in southern Spain and Badajjos west, forecasters said.
For Rasha, 45, a Syrian health officer living in Abu Dhabi, the heatwave during the holiday season was an unwelcome surprise.
“Our vacation isn’t as enjoyable as we’d like it to be, but it’s there. But compared to the desert, it’s not that bad,” she told Reuters.
Lazaro Kuhn, 37, a builder from Guatemala, stayed in the shade of Madrid’s Casa de Campo Park to escape the heat.
“It’s hot, but the wind makes me feel better,” he said.
AEMET spokesperson Ruben del Campo told Reuters that temperatures in Corvodina and Estre Madura in southern Spain could reach up to 44 degrees Celsius.
“On Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 42 degrees can also be reached in some (Central Spain), such as Castille, Leon and Galicia (Central and Western Spain).”
Del Campo advised people to avoid excessive physical activity, care for the elderly who are sensitive to high temperatures, and drink plenty of water.
He also said the risk of wildfires is high during the heat wave.
According to AEMET, the Spaniards experienced the fastest heatwave since 1981 in June, with temperatures exceeding 40F in parts of central and southern Spain.
Spain hits 43 degrees in second heatwave – SABC News
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