This weekend Spain could claim the record for the hottest temperature recorded in Europe. That record currently sits with Greece at 48 degrees Celsius (118.4F).
Holidaymakers bound for the Iberian peninsula have been warned to expect extreme heat, with the chance of the hottest temperatures ever recorded in continental Europe.
The current record of 48C in Athens, Greece, in 1977, could be broken as waves of blisteringly hot air sweep in from Africa.
Temperatures around the Mediterranean are expected to rise and peak at the weekend, with the highs expected inland rather than in coastal areas, after edging into the low-40s on Wednesday and Thursday.
“These sorts of temperatures are not only exceptional for the locals but people from the UK will never really have experienced them,” said Luke Miall, a UK Met Office meteorologist."People from the UK will never really have experienced" this extreme heat. Join the club. There seems to be a lot of that going around.