A red hot weather code has been declared in the north of Spain. For other parts of the country, the code is yellow and orange. Temperatures are expected to exceed 42 degrees Celsius on Thursday.
The reading from the thermometer outside shows that it reads 47 degrees. In addition to inconvenience for people, the heat brings another dangerous factor – fire danger. Forecasters say that the cause of the hot weather is a front from North Africa.
Warm summer weather is common in Spain, but this year saw the earliest heat wave in decades. This year’s heat wave has been going on for several days now and is expected to last at least until July 18.
DIP previously reported that European tour operators threatened Spain with a tourist boycott due to price increases at hotels.