Holidaymakers heading for Spanish islands have been warned that they’re more likely to be hotter than ordinary this summer season.
According to Aemet, the Spanish state’s meteorological company, the Canary Islands – which embrace common vacation spots Tenerife and Lanzarote – have a 60 per cent likelihood of seeing larger temperatures than regular.
The Balearic Islands – which embrace Mallorca and Ibiza – have a 70 per cent likelihood of experiencing temperatures that soar above common.
“The probability that the next quarter will be warmer than normal is very high,” mentioned Aemet’s Ruben del Campo.
An “emergency heat prevention plan”, launched by native authorities, will likely be in place till 15 September.
This features a surveillance system to evaluate the well being impression of the excessive temperatures on locals, with healthcare centres placed on excessive alert.
A Canary Islands spokesperson mentioned: “These actions are intended to increase individual prevention capacity to face the heat in the Canary Islands by applying measures that are easy and accessible.
“All the hospitals and the Canary Islands Emergency Service (SUC) have staff designated and specially trained to deal with and effectively coordinate the services in the event of a possible heatwave, as well as the established communication channels.”
It follows sweltering temperatures on mainland Spain during the last month.
Holidaymakers heading for southern Spain at the end of May were warned of extreme weather, with some areas forecast to hit 40 levels Celsius or extra.
“For Spain as a whole, it could be the most intense May heatwave of the past 20 years in terms of both the maximum and minimum temperatures,” Aemet warned on the time.
Last summer season, Spain hit its highest ever temperature: 47.4 C, recorded on 14 August within the city of Montoro close to Cordoba.