Brits warned over extreme heatwave as Med set to record highest EVER temperatures
Brits travelling to the continent to enjoy some summer sun have been warned that dangerously high temperatures could disrupt their travel plans, potentially ruining thousands of holidays.
The heat bomb lingering over Europe is currently sending temperatures soaring to up to 47C.
In the Spanish region of Extremadura, locals have been staying inside their homes, places of work or bars until temperatures become more bearable after 10 pm. Jonathon Swain is in the region reporting for Good Morning Britain.
Warnings that the heat could be a risk to life have been issued by Spanish authorities. The country's record for the hottest day, which was only set last summer, is expected to be surpassed in the coming days. It's thought that temperatures will soar higher than the current benchmark of 47.3C in parts of the Iberian peninsula.
The current record for temperatures in Europe was set in Athens in 1977 when the mercury soared to 48C. The all-time high for the United Kingdom is 38.5C recorded in Faversham, Kent in 2003.
Some in the region have been left without power after electricity plants struggled to keep up with demand as millions turned to their air conditioning units to provide some relief from the weather. Good Morning Britain visited one pharmacy struggling to stay open in the searing conditions as their power was cut due to shortages.
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In the UK, it's expected that the heatwave we experienced a few weeks ago will return. Sticky nights are ahead as forecasters warn of highs of 32C. Humid conditions will contribute to unpleasant conditions for many.
In the capital, it's expected that commuter misery will return as millions struggle to make their way to work in boiling conditions on the city's underground transport network. Transport for London is advising passengers to carry water with them at all times and to seek assistance if they feel unwell whilst travelling.
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