Europe prepares for 45C ‘HEATDOME’, Spain could experience the hottest temperatures ever in deadly heatwave

HOLIDAYMAKERS were warned. Europe is bracing itself for a 45C heatwave, with Spain likely to have the hottest temperatures.

It’s a rare heatwave that is expected to hit Spain, according to Brits who have traveled to Spain. “very intense”In the days ahead.

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Brits who are planning to visit Spain on holiday have been warned about the possibility of high temperatures.Credit: Alamy
The mercury is expected to hit 45C

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The mercury is forecast to reach 45CCredit: Severe weather EU
WX Charts show temperatures in Spain are set to soar up to 45C

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WX Charts reveal that temperatures in Spain could soar to 45C

According to forecasters, the heatwave is expected to start in southwestern Europe before spreading into Western Europe by this week.

A “strong and persistent”The heat dome is poised to overthrow France and Spain.

Thanks to the hot air from North Africa, temperatures will soar to 45C here in Spain. Yahoo reports.

This heatwave has made June the hottest in 20 years. Forecasters also predict that summertime will arrive earlier than normal.

The heat dome was created following the heatwave last month that saw the mercury rise to 40C.

Extreme heat is already intensifying on the Iberian Peninsula this weekend. Spain, Portugal and Morocco have all experienced low 40s in the peak afternoon hours.

A yellow weather warning was issued for Andalusia in Spain over the weekend as temperatures reached 44C.

It is expected that the heat will spread north-northeast to France over the next few days and intensify.

Costa del Sol and the Canary Islands are the best places to be in extreme conditions.

The extreme heat could continue until the end the week.

Spain’s highest temperature was 47.4C in Andalusia in August last year.

Brits are urged to take preventative steps to protect themselves.

The WX map shows how the heatwave is going to affect each Spanish region

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The WX map depicts how the heatwave will affect each Spanish region

Spain’s Met Office Aemet said: “The heat will be very intense on the mainland and in the Balearics at least until next Wednesday and it is not ruled out that it could extend for a couple of days.

“The intense heatwave is very rare for the month of June.”

It also included: “As of Thursday, we will exceed 35C in large areas of the Peninsula; more than 30C to 32C in the Balearic Islands and the south of the Canary Islands.” 

Portugal’s summer temperatures will last until October, according to forecasts.

Ricardo Deus, a forecasting expert, told The Portugal News “There are several scenarios, but the most likely is that the month of June will be considered normal to hot.”

Last month was the hottest May since 1931.

The Spanish Government warned last week that temperatures would be higher than usual in June, July, and August.

The probability of much warmer weather in the Canaries and the northwest of Spain is 60 per cent, and 70 per cent across the rest of the Spanish mainland and in the Balearic Islands.

The forecast rainfall will be below the average.

Last month, a freak heatwave sent temperatures soaring across the country as an African plume arrived from across the continent.

Holidaymakers baked in 40C heat and people were pictured desperately dousing themselves in water at fountains in a bid to cool down this weekend.

The highest temperatures were recorded in tourist hotspots such as Seville, Cordoba, and Granada, where the mercury reached a record-breaking high for May.

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The likes of the Balearics Islands, Andalusia, Madrid, and Catalonia in north-eastern Spain also saw intense heat for this time of year.

The north African plume caused temperatures to rise up to 15 degrees above the average, making it possible for summer to peak early.

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