Spain’s AEMET issues major fire risk warning following sweltering “tropical” night

Spain's AEMET issues major fire risk warning following sweltering "tropical" night Credit: Twitter @AEMET_Esp

Spain’s State Meteorological Agency (AEMET) issued a warning of major fire risks expected throughout Thursday, May, 19, and Friday, May, 20, following the sweltering temperatures affecting the nation.

Taking to Twitter Spain’s AEMET warned of the fire risks stating:

“#AEMET forecast. Risk level of #IIFF forecast for today #19May in the #Peninsula #Balearic and #Canary Islands. ‼️Much caution to all media‼️🚒🚁#StopFires if you 👀🔥 or smoke ☎️112” read a tweet posted by AEMET alongside an infographic of the fire warning.


Credit: Twitter @AEMET_Esp

“#AEMET forecast. Fire risk level forecast for today and tomorrow,” tweeted AEMET alongside a map of Spain showing the potential fire risks in bright red.”

Credit: Twitter @AEMET_Esp

Spain’s fire risk warning comes after a night of extreme “tropical” temperatures according to AEMET, who tweeted:


“Last night we experienced a #tropical night (minimum temperature of 20 ºC or more in the north-east, centre, south and both archipelagos).”

“In some places, temperatures were between 4 and 7 ºC higher than normal for that time of year.
And after a hot night we will have a Thursday ahead of us with very high maximum temperatures, already exceeding 34 ºC in large areas of the north-east, centre and south of the peninsula.”

“In parts of the Guadalquivir, not far from 40ºC.”

Credit: Twitter @AEMET_Esp

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