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Extreme heat alert in the province from noon tomorrow

Extreme heat alert in the province from noon tomorrow

Extreme heat alert in the province from noon tomorrow (Sunday) – Heat Wave number two for this year.

Keep up to date with the daily weather HERE

A wave of dry Saharan air will raise the maximum temperatures in the Southern Costal Strip to 38ºc from Mid-day Sunday 7th July.  Temperatures are expected to reach 40ºc further inland. 

The State Meteorological Agency has set for tomorrow morning from 12 in the morning the orange alert (one hundred percent chance) for high temperatures in the province. This new heat wave originates from the invasion of dry air of the Sahara.

Read the full story in Spanish at www.diarioinformacion.com

The  heat will occur between 12 o’clock in the morning and 7 o’clock in the afternoon. In Alicante and in the rest of the coastal municipalities of the south of the province the maximum will be around 38 degrees, while from La Vila to Dénia the thermometer will remain at 34 degrees, four  degrees less than in the south.

Advise is to take refuge in the sea, whose temperature is already starting to rise to settle at 24/25 degrees in some parts of the coast. it is also recommended not to exercise during the hottest hours of the day and drinking lots of water NOT alcohol, even if you do not feel thirsty, especially children and adults.

More information on Staying Safe in the Sun can be found HERE

Tips on Staying Cool HERE

If going into the Sea please follow the Safety Flags

It is a very dry Saharan air entrance but it will arrive in strong gusts which will raise the risk of forest fires so please take care if in the inland countryside. 

Warnings were placed a couple of weeks ago that this summer will be much hotter than that of 2018.

June was already warmer than normal and extremely dry – the driest since 1950 – but marked by the thermal oscillation, since records have been broken both of the minimum, with frosts of two degrees in the first half in the north of the Valencian Community, and the maximums, with an extraordinary wave of heat that raised the mercury up to 40 degrees.

Monthly Average Temperatures for Benidorm can be found HERE

 

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