Urgent holiday warning for popular Brit destination as ‘special notice’ issued for 42C temps & tourists told stay inside

BRIT holidaymakers have been warned of oppressive temperatures with highs of up to 42C.

Spain’s national weather service today issued a “special message” due to rising heat through the middle of the week.

Britons and other tourists flocked to Gran Canaria's beaches earlier this week


Britons and other tourists flocked to Gran Canaria’s beaches earlier this weekCredit: Alamy
AEMET has issued a series of warnings and a


AEMET has issued a series of warnings and a “special notice” for Spain due to warm weather in the coming days

Orange and yellow heat warnings apply to large parts of the country and its islands over the weekend.

In the Valle del Guadalhorce between Malaga and Marbella, temperatures are expected to reach highs of 42°C.

More than 30 regions of Spain will be under orange weather warnings through Monday as the country basks in a fresh heatwave.

UK Foreign Office officials continue to do so warn the British on holiday due to the heat in Spain.

And they point people to the Spanish Ministry of Health warning people to stay indoors in cool and shady places.

People are also urged to drink water frequently, avoid alcohol, be mindful of those with health conditions, and wear light, loose clothing.

Spain’s version of the Met Office – called AEMET – issued the special notice at 1 p.m. local time.

Meteorologists said conditions would turn into a “heat wave” from Sunday.

“In the coming days, there will be a progressive increase in temperature in much of the peninsula and the Balearic Islands,” the agency said.

“[This is] Due to the strong insolation on a warm and stable air mass, there will be a heat wave starting Sunday, which will affect the northeastern peninsula and major river basins.

“This situation is expected to continue until Wednesday, [August] 23.”

AEMET also referred people to the Department of Health’s advice on hot weather.

The forecasters said there was a “high degree of uncertainty” in the forecast after Wednesday – but the hot weather could break off.

The sweltering heat can bring showers and thunderstorms.

This comes after many parts of Europe experienced a hot summer – with searing heat in holiday destinations like Spain and Greece.

Weather experts have declared 2023 the El Niño year – a natural phenomenon that occurs cyclically and causes fluctuations in the global climate.

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