MALLORCA is set for the hottest day of the summer so far with temperatures set to soar to 39 C on Friday.

The island will be on orange alert as the mercury rises above Thursday’s highest temperature, which has reached 37 C.

SIZZLER: Mallorca prepares for hottest day of the year

A mass of hot air travelling in from Africa has caused the mercury to rise in recent days.

It comes as fire crews battled to put out a fire near Palma’s Bellver Castle on Thursday.

The temperature is expected to drop to between 30 and 33 C from Saturday.


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