Spain sizzles as temperatures rise

2017-06-13 20:07
People sunbathe on a Barcelona beach. (Manu Fernandez, AP)

People sunbathe on a Barcelona beach. (Manu Fernandez, AP)

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Madrid - Spain is hot and getting hotter.

Television images are showing packed beaches and tourists fanning themselves and seeking shelter wherever possible.

Spain's AEMET weather agency said 27 of the country's 50 provinces were being warned on Tuesday of abnormally high temperatures over the coming week.

Among the most affected is southwestern Badajoz with temperatures expected to hit 40°C on Wednesday and continue to rise.

The forecast for Madrid for Tuesday was 37°C and rise to 39°C this weekend.  Southern Seville was to soar to 42°C by Friday.

AEMET spokesperson Ruben del Campo said maximum temperatures on Monday in many parts of the country were between 5 and 11 degrees Celsius above normal.

The agency said the heat wave would last until Sunday, with atmospheric conditions creating a stationary mass of hot air across inland Spain.

Authorities also increased the watch for forest fires given the combination of heat and lack of rain in most parts of Spain, said an Interior Ministry statement.

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