The heatwave is expected to continue into this week

The scorching weather in the Mediterranean  is expected to continue into this week prompting warnings to tourists.

The hottest European heatwave since 2003 has seen temperatures exceed 40° celcius in many holiday hotpots.

European weather alert system Meteoalarm has issued ‘red alerts’ for Italy, Croatia and Hungary among eight European countries.

Warnings advise people to drink adequate amounts of water and stay out of the sun during peak UV hours (11.00am – 4.30pm).

from  Wednesday, central and western parts of the Mediterranean will cool down significantly.

Parts of Italy, Spain, Palma de Mallorca and Ibiza will see an 8 to 10 degree temperature drop between Tuesday and Wednesday, as highs of 30°C, more suitable for the time of year, arrive.

Further east, across the eastern Adriatic sea, Greece and Turkey,  will experience their own little heatwave next week, lasting till Friday, as the heatwave from the western med “moves” east, towards these areas.

The Red Cross, said: “This prolonged period of extremely hot weather is particularly dangerous for people with existing health problems such heart conditions, high blood pressure and asthma, as well as older people and children.”

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