Spain is an extremely popular destination among Brits due to its typically glorious heat. However, tourists are warned of extreme weather conditions.
Last week the heat in eastern Spain almost reached record highs.
Spain has also had to deal with some intense forest fires.
On June 18, firefighters in Zaragoza battled the elements.
Spaniards cooled down with fans, shade and water.
Dry and windy conditions have sparked wildfires across the country.
Zamora, which lies on the border with Portugal, was one of the worst affected areas.
As many as 11 villages were evacuated and about 500 firefighters were deployed to extinguish the flames.
There are no reports of injuries or deaths from the fire.
A bachelorette party in Zaragoza, where participants dressed as Romans, told Reuters that because of the extreme heat they drank as much water as beer.
With so many Brits heading to Spain every summer for some respite and some sun, it’s that they are aware of the extreme heat and the risk of wildfires.
Official website GOV.UK told Brits what they need to know about forest fires in Spain.
It said: “Forest fires are common in Spain (including the Spanish islands) during the summer months, when temperatures regularly rise above 40ºC.
“There are strict rules against lighting barbecues in forest areas in much of Spain and the sanctions imposed include heavy fines.
“Some regions prohibit the use of outdoor barbecues in public picnic areas during the summer months.”
While there are no official guidelines against traveling to the country, Britons should remain vigilant.
There will often be wildfires in the summer months, so the current fires have arrived earlier than usual.
Gov.uk concluded: “Check the outbreak of fires with the local Civil Protection Authority and immediately report anything you see to the emergency services on 112.”