Weather warnings have been issued for several Spain holiday hotspots that are popular with Irish tourists.
Holidaymakers heading to certain areas in Spain this week can expect strong winds and rough seas.
Status Yellow and Status Orange alerts have been issued for much of Spain’s south coast and Canary Islands by Spain’s national forecaster, AEMET.
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The warnings for strong winds and powerful waves are in place for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
Holiday hotspots including Marbella, Malaga, Almeria, Tenerife and Gran Canaria are all affected by the alerts.
Irish tourists holidaying in the affected regions are advised to take extra care and follow the advice of local authorities.
It follows weeks of extreme weather in Spain, which has seen flooding, gale force winds and even dust storms.
Meanwhile Ireland has been enjoying a ‘mini-heatwave’ with double-digit temperatures and mostly dry weather.
However that’s set to come to an abrupt end this week when colder air moves in.
Met Eireann says it will turn colder from Wednesday with a risk of wintry showers at times.
Its latest forecast for Wednesday reads: “A mix of cloud and sunny spells with scattered showers, driest over the western half of the country. Colder air with clearer conditions will push down from the north during the afternoon and evening with highest afternoon temperatures over Ulster of just 5C to 9C. Highest temperatures elsewhere in the early afternoon of 9C to 13C in light to moderate northeasterly winds, fresher in the west and northwest.
“Largely clear overnight and dry for most as showers become mostly confined to eastern parts, possibly turning wintry at times. Cold with lowest temperatures of -3C to 1C with frost developing in mostly moderate northeasterly winds.”
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