By Alex Glenn • 12 August 2021 • 8:10
Brits holidaying in Europe to fry in scorching weather as Costa Del Sol to hit 44C Credit: Pixabay
Brits holidaying in Europe to fry in scorching weather as Costa Del Sol to hit 44C. Holidaymakers and locals alike are expected to be hit by extreme weather across much of Spain.
British tourists have headed to many European destinations including Spain’s Costa del Sol. They will soon be hit with scorching weather as the Continent is set to see record-breaking temperatures.
Many expats in Spain enjoy the stunning weather but this year August looks like it could be a bit much for many people. One expat EWN reader said: “With the heatwave I am going to stay inside as much as possible and stay safe. I might venture out and take take a dip in the pool.”
On Wednesday devastating fires hit Greece as record temperatures were seen in Europe. Syracuse, in Sicily beat the previous high which was recorded in Athens in 1977. Syracuse hit a staggering 48.8C.
Firefighters took to social media to show how bad the fires are that they have been fighting. They carried out over 3000 operations in the space of only 12 hours in Sicily and Calabria.
Agriculture Minister Stefano Patuanelli said: “We must immediately respond to this emergency, providing economic relief to those who have lost everything.”
On Wednesday, August 11, temperatures near Madrid hit 42.8C and they are expected to climb as the incoming heatwave makes itself felt. On Thursday extreme heat has been predicted as temperatures are expected to soar.
Spain’s weather service has released a warning which said: “Both the maximums and the minimums will reach values well above the normal in summer in a large part of the Peninsula and the Balearic Islands.
“Only the Cantabrian area and a good part of Galicia will not be affected by this situation.”
Areas of Spain will be hit with temperatures between 42 to 44 degrees over the next couple of days, with Friday expected to be the hottest day.
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Originally from the UK, Alex is based in Almeria and is a web reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering international and Spanish national news.
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