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Temperatures are forecast to reach a high of 43 degrees in Spain this week Manu Fernandez/AP
sizzling spain

Spain sizzles as temperatures soar to 43 degrees

The mercury could even hit 32 degrees in Barcelona, despite its coastal location.

LAST UPDATE | 12 Jun 2022

PARTS OF SPAIN are enduring major heat, with temperatures forecast to reach 43 degrees in some areas.

The Aemet weather agency said a mass of hot air from North Africa is sweeping over Spain.

The hottest areas will be in central and south-western Spain, and the hot spell is expected to last at least until Wednesday.

The high of 43 degrees is forecast for the southern cities of Seville, Cordoba and Badajoz.

Meteorologists said the temperature in Madrid could hit 38 degrees, which is well above average for early June.

The forecasted high in coastal Barcelona is 32 degrees.

Temperatures soared in Spain last month as well – parts of the country experience heat “practically unheard of” in May.

Such temperatures at that time of year fits into the pattern of global temperatures rising and more frequent, more intense extreme weather events caused by the climate crisis.

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