Spain in heatwave, temperature reaches 44 ° C

Spain in heatwave, temperature reaches 44 ° C
Spain in heatwave, temperature reaches 44 ° C
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Intense heat swept much of Spain on Sunday, driving temperatures to extremes and forcing locals and tourists alike to seek shade and coolness indoors.

The National Meteorological Office, AEMET, has issued a heat warning for much of the country, with Madrid and the southern city of Seville forecast to rise above 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit) for the second consecutive day.

Spain's first heat wave this year is projected to spread eastward on Monday and then subside. Only the northern part of the Atlantic coast of Spain will be free of the heat.

Some sought a respite from the scorching heat in the air-conditioned galleries of Madrid's Prado Museum, which includes works by Rembrandt, Rubens and El Greco.

Others went to the nearby Retiro Park, where there is a large artificial lake, or to the municipal pools. Tickets for all 19 outdoor pools in the capital were sold out on Sunday.

The number of seats was limited due to virus safety measures. Authorities have advised people to drink water frequently, wear light clothing, and avoid prolonged sun exposure.

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