The popular Brit holiday destination has been hit by catastrophic weather as Spain endures one of its hottest summers in living memory.

The warning comes after sixty people were evacuated from Pollensa due to an out-of-control blaze just 30 miles from the Love Island villa.

Earlier this week we told how a German dad-of-two died after being swept into the sea by a freak wave.

The unnamed tourist, 52, died on Monday after being dragged to sea in front of his wife and children.

The freak weather phenomenon devastated several holiday resorts, with seawater flooding bars and terraces by the coast in the island's Port Andratx.

A local official told The Sun Online that "a large proportion of the island could go up in flames at any moment".

He said that the authorities are concerned that this summer could be worse than that of 2017 when 80 separate fires razed nearly 170 hectares of land.

Last month we told how Majorca faced a one of its hottest summers ever.

Fire officials have identified the popular tourist hotspots of Pollença and Alcudia as being particularly at risk, while the mountainous Tramuntana – loved by nature enthusiasts and cyclists – is also considered to be in danger.


A spokesman for the Baleriac Islands' Ministry of Agriculture said: "In summer, the risk of forest fires in the Mediterranean area is always extreme. The fires are becoming more extensive, intense and dangerous."

"All the forest areas of the Balearic Islands are at risk. We must work very actively to prevent serious damage caused by forest fires."

"The Balearic Islands, located in the Mediterranean basin, have a mild climate, with frequent periods of drought throughout the year.

"These climatic characteristics make the islands a popular place for forest fires.

"Although these fires could be considered typical for our climate, the strong human presence in forest systems and the accompanied social and cultural changes have made them increasingly more intense and destructive."



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