Irish tourists heading to Spain this year are being advised of heatwave conditions.
Temperatures in some parts of inland Spain have already hit over 38 degrees.
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Meanwhile, in coastal areas like Malaga, Nerja and the Balearic Islands temperatures are expected to reach 35 degrees in the coming days.
Exceptional heat continues across Iberia and France this week.
Temperatures up to 15 degrees above average with 40-42°C for parts of Spain.
Extent and length of this heat episode is unusual for May, esp in France where some local temperature records are likely to be exceeded.
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Editor of Air and Travel magazine, Eoghan Corry, is warning Irish travellers to be prepared for the heat, particularly those who haven't been abroad since before the pandemic,
"The earlier the heatwave comes, the more damage it does on mortality."
He's advising holidays to remember to hydrate, wear SPF and keep out of the sun during the hottest hours.