BRIT holidaymakers heading to Spain have been warned of an "extremely hot" summer ahead.
Spain's meteorological agency AEMET has predicted a "high probability" that the country will experience a summer that is hotter than normal.
Eastern Spain and the archipelagos are predicted to be some of the hottest parts of the country with early forecasts indicating temperatures to soar past 35C.
Rubén Del Campo, a spokesperson for the AEMET weather agency, said the latest data showed a continuation of the extremely high temperatures the country suffered last year, which was the hottest year ever recorded in Spain.
He said: "We can say that [summer] will be among the hottest in recent decades."
The heat has already been building in Spain after the country registered its hottest spring on record as well as its second driest.
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Del Campo added: "We are already getting used to records, March and April were very warm, and May was normal.
"This year is the second warmest spring in the historical series. Surface water temperatures recorded in 2022 were the highest since at least 1940."
Meanwhile, Estrella Gutiérrez, also from AEMET, explained that this summer could produce more rainfall than previous years.
Last summer, a freak heatwave saw temperatures across Spain hit as high as 40C.
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Called "one of the most intense heatwaves" the country had seen in years, the North African plume pushed temperatures up,
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And the UK is due to have its own heatwave this weekend.
Brits are set to soak up the bright weather this weekend as a Spanish plume finally brings in some summer sun.
According to the Met Office, temperatures will start to warm up on Friday before Saturday brings an even hotter spell.
A yellow weather warning has been issued for Saturday, with most parts of the UK having highs of 30C.
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