Spain’s Meteorological Agency has activated the alert for high temperatures in 21 provinces of Andalucia, Castilla y León, Catalonia, Madrid, Castilla-La Mancha, Extremadura and Galicia.

In Andalucia, there is an Orange Alert (significant risk) in the rural areas of Cordoba and Seville, in the Guadalquivir (Jaén) and Andévalo and Condado (Huelva). In these areas, temperatures could reach 40 degrees Celsius. The cities of Badajoz and Caceres are also on high alert.

High Temperature Alert in 21 Provinces

In Almeria, Malagrida, Cádiz and Granada yellow alert is maintained with expected temperatures ranging from 36-38 degrees Celsius.

Castilla-La Mancha has declared Yellow Alert in the Valle del Guadalquivir (Ciudad Real), the Alcarria (Guadalajara) and the valley of the Tajo (Toledo), where temperatures of 40ºC are expected.

Additionally, the provinces of Avila, Salamanca and Tarragona are also under Yellow Alert.

In the Community of Madrid, Ourense and Pontevedra thermometers are to reach temperatures between 34-36 degrees.

While the summer temperatures are a pleasant relief from the wet and miserable months at the beginning of the year, high temperatures are a risk to people’s health. Ensure you drink enough water and stay in the shade at peak hours (2-4pm).

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