Fires on the Canary Islands of La Gomera and Tenerife have forced more than 4,000 residents from their homes.
Britons are being urged to stay in touch with the Foreign Office as wildfires continue to rage across both of the popular tourist destinations.
More than 18 towns and villages have been evacuated, eight on Tenerife and 10 on La Gomera.
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After a frosty start, southeastern areas will be dry with increasing amounts of sunshine developing. It will remain cold throughout the day.
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