AEMET issues official warnings for weekend heatwave

Although it is unlikely that Xàbia will not experience the most extreme high temperatures, it is best to be prepared.

Friday 13th August 2021 – Compiled by MIKE SMITH


The state meteorological agency AEMET has issued official warnings for very high temperatures over this weekend as the first real heatwave of the summer sweeps across much of Spain.

Although the most extreme temperatures are not expected to be felt in Xàbia, it has been advised to be prepared and the local council has already issued recommendations to follow over the next few days, including the importance of keeping hydrated and drinking water, even if you don’t feel thirsty and also keeping an eye on the more vulnerable members of the community, particularly the older generation.

It is also forecast that night-time temperatures are likely to be “uncomfortable” this weekend, with minimums not expected to fall much lower than 25°c, even here on the coast.

The Warnings

Saturday 14th August 2021, valid from 12:00 to 20:59
YELLOW RISK for Alicante Northern Coastal Zone
40%-70% probability of maximum temperatures reaching as high as 37°c in many places in this zone.

Sunday 15th August 2021, valid from 12:00 to 20:59
ORANGE RISK for Alicante Northern Coastal Zone
40%-70% probability for maximum temperatures reaching as high as 41°c in many places in this zone.

The Advice

Translation:

IN A HEATWAVE

  • Look for cool, shady spaces.
  • Drink plenty of water, cut out alcohol and caffeine.
  • Exercise during the cooler hours of the day.
  • Protect the elderly, the sick, and the children.
  • In case of emergency, ring 112.

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