AEMET, the Spanish meteorologists are warning of a continued heatwave starting on Friday and going into the weekend, with temperatures reaching 42C in some parts of the Spanish mainland.
Starting today, Friday, thermometers are set to rise to 40C and above, from Granada in the south, to Toledo in central Spain, up to Lleida in the northeast. Badajoz, Córdoba and Seville will all see their thermometers reach 42C over the course of the day.
15 provinces are on orange alert status - meaning significant risk - for high temperatures. Storms are set to hit the area around Jaén and Granada, as well as around Salamanca and in Aragón.
Aemet also warned on Twitter that the risk of forest fires is very high, mainly in the south, northeast and northwest.
On Saturday, the country will be mostly sunny and hot, though parts of Castile and León as well as Andalusia will still have rain.
Badajoz, Córdoba and Seville will again be sweltering in 42C heat.
Predictions for the Canaries are more normal with maximum temperatures not expected to exceed 28C.