11 Apr, 2024 @ 14:30
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Heat warning in Spain: Temperatures to reach 34C as ‘four-day summer’ begins TODAY

Heat warning in Spain: Temperatures to reach 34C as ‘four-day summer’ begins TODAY
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THE first heat warning of the year has been issued in Spain- specifically for the Canary Islands, where temperatures are expected to reach 34 degrees.

Thursday will see the start of a four-day heatwave according to the State Meteorological Agency(Aemet).

Temperatures will rise throughout the country except for Murcia, the Valencian Community and the Balearic Islands, where it will be cooler due to sea breezes.

The temperature jump is caused by the arrival of a mass of warm air and the presence of high pressure.

Aemet spokesperson, Ruben del Campo, says that values could be up to 15 degrees Celsius higher than normal for this time, with 34 degrees expected in the Canary Islands.

It will be sunny across most of Spain on Thursday, but showers could occur in the east of Mallorca and Menorca due to the instability generated by a DANA located near Corsica and Sardinia.

Similar temperatures are expected for Friday, Saturday and Sunday with ‘very warm days for the time of year’, according to Del Campo.

“Night-time temperatures will also be above average for the season, but not as markedly high as daytime temperatures,” he added.

Trade winds will blow in the Canary Islands on Thursday, tending to moderate, as well as a northerly wind with strong intervals or very strong gusts in the north-east of the Balearic Islands, Emporda and the Pyrenees, which will subside.

Alex Trelinski

Alex worked for 30 years for the BBC as a presenter, producer and manager. He covered a variety of areas specialising in sport, news and politics. After moving to the Costa Blanca over a decade ago, he edited a newspaper for 5 years and worked on local radio.

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  1. Reading the olive press I was hoping for some intellectual information on political situation or anything else. All I am reading about is climate disaster, drought, flooding, heat waves. This news has cost Spain last year revenue as people stayed away. Now in addition the 113€ report on Brits, which is one sided. Of course due to Brexit we Brit’s have fallen into the same category as Moroccans or South Americans. By law these countries might be required proof of financial stability due to the origin of their country, but this will certainly not be enforced to the Brits. The olive press seems to be turning into an enemy of Spain rather than a local paper. Some positive news would be appreciated and not news that will destroy Spanish tourism.

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