6 May, 2016 @ 15:46
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UK set to be hotter than Spain this weekend

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SPAIN may have the best beaches in the whole world, having recently scooped up a record-breaking 586 blue flags, but we do not have the weather to match this weekend.

British sun worshippers will enjoy the short-lived opportunity to see the mercury rise higher than in Madrid, Lisbon or Rome.

Friday will see temperatures of around 22-23 degrees Centigrade and the weekend will reach highs of 24-26.

Meanwhile temperatures in Madrid and Lisbon are set to sit at around 17-18 degrees which is lower than Scotland which is expected to exceed 20.

Andalucia is in for a weekend of rain, cloud and even lightening for Malaga, Cordoba, Granada and Jaen provinces and stormy seas.

It will not be a record-breaking weekend however, the record is currently set at 32.8 degrees Centigrade for a May day in 1922 and 1944.

South-east and central England are set to see the highest temperatures.

Iona Napier

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  1. It’s nothing new, it happens very briefly every year about now (April/May) and everyone goes on about how it was hotter in the UK than Spain for all of one or two days – if they are lucky. It then very quickly reverts to type.

  2. Zzz best beaches in the world? lol. See the recent “http://www.theguardian.com/travel/2016/feb/16/50-best-beaches-in-the-world” review – Spain isn’t even in the top 10. Spain does have some lovely beaches, especially in the Balearics, but world-class? No. Blue flag is meaningless, they still give those out to beaches where raw sewage is fed out at sea and where the coastal towns don’t even have a sewage plant.

  3. Its simply not true that Spain has the best beaches in the World, who came up with that? Yes, the Balearic beaches are very good and some Costa Brava beaches are good, but have been to many much better beaches that are nowhere near Spain.

  4. Fred,
    correct – you want a blue flag for your beach – where’s the brown envelope. The beaches of NW Spain are fantastic from the beautiful safe white sand beaches of the rias in Galicia to the surfer’s beaches of Asturias. Only visited Malaga once since 68 and was appalled to find they were like builder’s rubble with streams of sewage seeping into the water, with Spanish girls sunbathing, seemingly unaware of the health hazard just a few metres away.

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