On red alert for “extremely dangerous conditions” due to the extreme heat many of its districts have been raised Spainwhile the firefighters continue the battle against the fire that has burned large areas in the Canary Islands.

According to the Spanish Meteorological Service (Aemet), temperatures will reach 38°C to 42°C in a large part of central Spain and the 43°C up to 44°C in the eastern part of the country, mainly in Catalonia, Aragon and the Balearic archipelago.

In these three areas, which are on “red alert”, the “danger” will be “extreme”, warns Aemet, repeating calls for citizens to stay at home during the hottest hours of the day and cool down with fluids towels.

This heat wave is the third this summer in Spain, but also the most intense. It has already caused extreme temperatures in central and southern Spain, with record 44.9°C in Andujar, Andalusia.

The heat wave, which is affecting the entire Mediterranean, includes “hot” temperatures during the night as well, according to Aemet.

Due to the high temperatures, the Ministry of the Interior warns of “very high” to “extreme” fire riskmainly on the island of La Palma in the Canary archipelago