Spain swelters in hottest pre-summer heatwave in 20 years


Folks eat ice cream on a sizzling day as Spain braces for a heatwave in Madrid, Spain, June 10, 2022. (REUTERS/Susana Vera)

SEVILLE, Spain — Fan-sellers have been doing good enterprise within the southern metropolis of Seville on Saturday as Spain sizzled within the hottest pre-summer heatwave for not less than 20 years.

Carriage drivers dampened down horses who take vacationers across the historic sights of Seville such because the Actual Alcazar Palace and Plaza de Espana.

Temperatures reached 40°C (104°F) levels within the Guadalquivir valley in Seville and the close by metropolis of Cordoba on Saturday, the nationwide meteorological workplace AEMET stated.

Temperatures may rise to 42°C (108°F) levels within the Guadiana valley in Extremadura and different elements of southern Spain afterward Saturday, forecasters stated.

On Sunday, the heatwave may intensify as temperatures may soar to 43°C (110°F) levels in elements of southern Spain.

A cloud of sizzling air from North Africa has despatched temperatures hovering, AEMET forecasters stated, and the suffocating heatwave may final in most of Spain till June 15, six days earlier than summer season formally begins on June 21.

Forecasters predicted excessive winds and storms in some elements of Spain.


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