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December 12, 2018

Take care abroad: Irish holidaymakers urged to extra precautions ahead of incoming European heatwave

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Irish holidaymakers have been urged to extra precautions whilst travelling to the continent this weekend as temperatures are expected to exceed 40C.

In what could be an all time record for high temperatures, those who are travelling to Spain, Portugal and the South of France are being advised to take extra care and follow the necessary steps to avoid any potential health risks.

The warning comes as temperatures are expected to reach a sizzling 48C in Iberia this coming weekend.

Tourists are being advised to stay hydrated and to use the appropriate sunscreen products as authorities in the above mentioned countries are expected the warmest week on record.

Although temperatures are set to peak in the high 20s and the low 30s both here and in the UK, central Europe is set to experience a sweltering heatwave due to the incoming warm front sweeping up from Africa.

The expected hot conditions has already put authorities in both Spain and Portugal on alert as the potential risk of wildfires has significantly increased due to the sudden increase in temperatures.

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