40ºC+ expected to last until mid-July

The scorching weather beating down on Spain this summer is taking its toll on the population.

Four people have been hospitalized over the last few days in Castellón, Mérida and Huelva due to heat-related illnesses.

In the Madrid region, emergency services have handled 123 heat-related calls in the last two weeks, although no serious illnesses have been reported.

Spain is experiencing two back-to-back heat waves that have already broken historical temperature records for this time of the year.

The current hot spell is expected to last at least until July 16th on the peninsula and in the Balearic Islands. In the Canaries, temperatures will gradually begin cooling down this Friday, according to the national meteorology agency Aemet.

Until then, thermometers will register over 40ºC in central and southwestern Spain. Elsewhere, top temperatures of around 35ºC are expected. Coastal areas will benefit from cool breezes.

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