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TEMPERATURES could reach as high as 39C on the Costa del Sol today according to weather agency AEMET. 

The Guadalhorce valley is also particularly at risk of searing temperatures with the heat expected to be worst between 2pm and 9pm.

Aided by a hot wind known as the terral or poniente, the punishing conditions will continue throughout much of province but temperatures will be hottest in the capital and Guadalhorce Valley.

The airport and Teatinos will likely exceed 37C today, expert Jose Luis Escudero told Diario Sur.

At the national level, the maximum temperatures will exceed 36C in large parts of the southern peninsular, especially in inland areas and large river valleys.

The hot winds will begin to cool tomorrow, bringing fog and low clouds from the east.

Maximum temperatures in Malaga tomorrow will see highs of 29C.

The term poniente is related to the Spanish phrase for the setting of the sun, and refers to the the wind’s origin in the west.

It typically brings hot, clear and mostly dry weather.

Find out all about the different winds which affect Spain here. 

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