Majorca to sizzle in 38C heatwave amid fears record-breaking temperatures will trigger forest fires across Europe

Majorca to sizzle in 38C heatwave amid fears record-breaking temperatures will trigger forest fires across Europe


MAJORCA is set to sizzle in a scorching 38C heatwave amid fears of record-breaking temperatures will trigger forest fires across Europe.

Spain will feel the first wave of “intense” heat before the high temperatures spread into France, Germany, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Switzerland and Italy.

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Majorca is set to be hit with a 38C scorcher this weekend[/caption]

Spain’s highest expected temperatures this week

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Bathers crown on Levante Beach in Benidorm[/caption]

Madrid will see the highest temperatures this week, where highs of 42C are expected to hit the capital on Friday and into the weekend.

Murcia and Seville are both bracing for a scorcher as temperatures of 39 are predicted for the end of the week.

Europe will fry in a “potentially dangerous” heatwave this week with temperatures tipped to top 41C (106F) as the continent is engulfed by a brutal African air plume.

Scorching swathes of heat are shown on a dramatic weather map which covers the whole of Britain and stretches all the way from Spain upwards to Norway.

Met Office forecaster Simon Partridge said: “Warm air from north Africa will bring an extensive heatwave to large parts of western and central Europe, with highs into the 40s in Germany and France.”

Benidorm’s temperature is set to soar to 33C while Malaga and Marbella’s temperatures will climb to 28C.


The heatwave is the result of “a storm stalling over the Atlantic Ocean and high pressure over central and eastern Europe,” which will “pull very hot air from Africa northward across Europe,” Accuweather said.

“This will set the stage for a potentially dangerous heat wave to occur over a large portion of western and central Europe,” Accuweather experts added.

The unrelenting heatwave – which is tipped to shatter several heat records –  could last until the start of July.

Spain will feel the first wave of heat before it spreads to France, Germany, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Switzerland and Italy
Spain will feel the first wave of heat before it spreads across the continent

 

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Mal Pas beach is set to sizzle in 33C this week[/caption]

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Beach-goers cool off and sunbathe on the beach of the seaside resort of Benidorm[/caption]


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