Spain holiday warning as yellow alert issued over 'Force 7' winds and 10ft waves that could close beaches | The Sun
7th August 2023

BRITISH tourists headed to Spain have been warned of "force 7" winds and 10ft waves that could threaten to close beaches.

The holiday hotspot destinations of southern Spain, Majorca and Menorca have been issued a yellow alert over high winds and big swells, according to Spain's met office.

As large parts of mainland Spain battle with intense heat, elsewhere strong winds and large waves could lead to red flags on beaches as safety could be a concern.

In southern Spain across the Cadiz coast, including Bolonia and Tarifa, Spain's metereological office (AEMET) has warned of "force 7 winds" approaching.

The easterly winds are expected to be as powerful as 30-40mph.

Meanwhile, on the popular islands of Majorca and Menorca, 20-25mph winds are predicted.

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The high winds will help to whip up swells in the northeast of the islands, which could produce waves of up to 10ft, AEMET warns.

The weather warnings come as Spain is expected to be face a heatwave this week as hot, dry air pushes in from Africa.

AEMET reported that parts of southern Spain will face highs of 40C and temperatures are expected to peak at 44C on Wednesday.

However, the Balearic islands, which include biza, Majorca and Menorca will be the least affected by the heatwave.

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Only last week, holidaymakers were warned to stay away from four popular beaches after a red flag alert due to heavy rainfall.

Cala Mayor, Can Pere Antoni, Ciudad Jardin and Cala Estancia were closed to visitors on Friday after long showers hit Majorca in the night.

Despite saddened tourists, its likely many welcomed the rains as a fresh break from the intense Spanish heat.

In Majorca, Palma University marked the heaviest rainfall on the island, with 17 litres per square metre overnight.

Portocolom and Alfàbia tied with 16 litres per square metre, but Ibiza beat Majorca with at least 72 litres of rain per square metre falling at Ibiza airport.

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