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Hot Air Brings Spain Its 1st Withering Heat Wave of Year

A man covers his head from the sun on a hot day in Madrid, Spain, Friday, June 10, 2022. Temperatures are rising with predictions that it will reach over 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit) by the weekend in some parts of Spain. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
A man covers his head from the sun on a hot day in Madrid, Spain, Friday, June 10, 2022. Temperatures are rising with predictions that it will reach over 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit) by the weekend in some parts of Spain. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
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Madrid (AP) -- Spain´s weather service says a mass of hot air from North Africa brought the country’s first major heat wave of the year Sunday, with temperatures expected to reach 43 degrees Celsius (109.4 degrees Fahrenheit) in some places.

The Aemet weather agency said the hottest areas would be in central and southwestern Spain. The heat wave is expected to last at least until Wednesday, the agency said.