Irish tourists heading to Spain have been warned to brace themselves for extreme weather events. The Spanish Meteorology Agency, AMETE, has issued several weather warnings as parts of the country have been hit by thunderstorms and heavy rain. Flash flooding has been reported in many popular holiday destinations, with some areas receiving up to 87mm of rainfall in just one hour. Travellers can check if their destination has been affected by visiting the AEMET website.
Meanwhile, Ireland is set to enjoy warm temperatures and glorious sunshine with the mercury expected to reach 21 degrees Celsius over the weekend. According to Met Éireann, today will be dry with sunny spells and temperatures ranging from 17 to 20 degrees Celsius. The night will be clear and calm for most, with some mist and fog. Parts of the north and west will experience a cloudier night. Temperatures will drop to between 6 and 10 degrees Celsius.
Saturday will be mainly dry with the best of the sunshine in Leinster and east Munster. The west and north will be somewhat cloudier, with a little drizzle or light shower possible in some areas. Temperatures will range from 18 to 21 degrees Celsius, but cooler in the northwest due to a moderate northwesterly breeze. Any lingering showers on Saturday night will die out, becoming largely dry. There will be variable cloud cover with some clear spells. Lowest temperatures will range from 7 to 11 degrees Celsius with light northerly winds.
Sunday will be cooler with highs ranging from 14 to 18 degrees Celsius, although temperatures may struggle to reach the teens in the north. The day will be mainly dry and quite cloudy, with the chance of a shower in the south. Light or moderate northeast winds are expected. The weather will turn mostly sunny later in the afternoon.
It is important for Irish tourists to be aware of the extreme weather conditions in Spain and take necessary precautions when travelling. Meanwhile, locals and visitors in Ireland can look forward to a warm and sunny weekend.