HEATWAVE WARNING: South of Spain – including Costa del Sol – on orange alert for high temperatures tomorrow

HEATWAVE WARNING: South of Spain – including Costa del Sol – on orange alert for high temperatures tomorrow

The whole of Andalucia in southern Spain – with the exception of Cadiz province – has been issued with an orange alert for sizzling temperatures tomorrow (Saturday).

The State Meteorological Agency (AEMET)  has modified the warnings for tomorrow (Saturday) between 12.00 and 21.00 hours for the orange warning for high temperatures across all the Andalucian provinces except in Cádiz.terior of the Junta de Andalucía.

According to AEMET’s prediction, temperatures of up to 42 degrees are expected in the Cordoban countryside, while in the three geographic areas of Jaén del Valle del Guadalquivir, Morena and Condado, and Cazorla the thermometer is forecast to rise to 41 degrees Celsius in the same time slot.

In Sevilla, the maximum temperatures that will be up to 40 degrees both in the countryside and in the Sierra Sur, as well as in the Granada district of Guadix and Baza, while in the Genil Basin also in the province of Granada will reach 41 degrees.

In the coastal provinces, Huelva will reach 39 degrees, and up to 40 in Andévalo and Condado, while in Almería a maximum of 40 is foreseen in both Valle del Almanzora and Los Vélez, and in Nacimiento and Campo de Tabernas.

In the case of the province of Malaga, in the areas of Antequera and Ronda Aemet  predicts 40 degrees, one more than in the Costa de Sol and Guadalhorce valley, where the state agency said that it could reach 43 degrees with night temperatures with lows around 27 degrees.

Andalucia is under the influence of a warm mass of African origin until Saturday, according to the Aemet alert in a special alert notice.

As of Sunday, August 2, it is likely that the drop in temperatures will spread throughout the community, according to the forecast of the State Meteorological Agency.

Tips for coping with high temperatures

To prevent the risks and adverse effects associated with heat, Emergencias 112 Andalucía has provided a series of tips. They warn that the elderly, babies and the chronically ill are the groups most susceptible to high temperatures. For this reason, you should insist on the regular consumption of water, even if they do not feel thirsty.

As for food, it is best to take fruits, fresh vegetables, cold soups and gazpacho, as well as avoid drinking alcoholic beverages and large meals.

At home it is recommended to close the windows, curtains and blinds that are most exposed to the sun and turn on the fan or air conditioning; if you do not have either you should stay in the coolest rooms in the house.

When you go out, you should avoid doing so in the hottest hours and wear a hat and sunglasses, as well as sun protection for the skin and light clothing and light fabrics. It is also not recommended to practice sports in the middle of the day.

On road trips  always carry a bottle of water and never, under any circumstances, leave anyone nor pets inside a closed car.

If you notice you have a severe headache, nausea, tachycardia, or any symptoms associated with heat, call 112 immediately, the free 24-hour emergency phone number that is also in English and available every day of the year.

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