Amber alert for scorching temperatures on the Costa del Sol this weekend

Maximums of up to 41 degrees are expected.
Maximums of up to 41 degrees are expected. / SUR
  • The minimum temperatures will also be high and could be close to the 28.8 degree record, according to a local forecaster

Spain's state weather agency, Aemet, has activated amber alerts for high temperatures this Thursday, 22 July, in the provinces of Córdoba, Granada and Jaén. Malaga and the Costa del Sol will join the scenario on Saturday.

In a prelude to a scorching weekend, Aemet has issued a yellow warning for high temperatures in the Ronda and Antequera areas of Malaga province on Friday – with thermometers expected to reach 38 degrees between 2 – 9 pm.

On Saturday the weather agency has activated amber alerts in Malaga city, the towns of the Costa del Sol and in the Guadalhorce valley and maximum temperatures of up to 41 degrees are expected, again between 2 - 9pm..

Not only is stifling heat expected during the day... but also at night with the minimum temperatures likely to be between 24 -26 degrees on Saturday.

However, weather expert José Luis Escudero, on his SUR ‘Storms and Lightning’ blog, says, “On Sunday (25 July) the minimum temperature will be very high and we could be close to the record, which is 28.8 degrees.”