The whole region is on orange alert for high temperatures today. In some parts of the province, temperatures could well soar to 39 Celsius. The cause is the same mass of air that came over from Africa earlier in the week. Temperatures at night will linger around 23 Celsius.
In Elche, temperatures reached 40 degrees earlier in the week – the highest the city has seen since 1953. With very little breeze, people described it as suffocating.
The good news is that, by Sunday, it should start to cool down to a more normal temperature of 30 degrees. However, with a drop in temperature we will also experience an increase in humidity - you just can't win!