A strong heat wave affected much of Spain this Sunday (11), raising temperatures to extreme levels and causing residents and tourists to run in search of shade and water to cool off.
The state meteorological agency (AEMET) has issued high heat warnings in most of the country, and thermometers are expected to exceed 40°C in Madrid and the Andalusian capital, Seville, for the second day in a row.
This first episode of extreme heat this year in Spain will extend to the east of the country on Monday, and then it is expected to subside. Only a stretch of the Atlantic coast in the north of the country will be exempt from these extreme temperatures.
Many sought relief, escaping the scorching heat in the air-conditioned galleries of the Prado Museum in Madrid, whose collection includes works by Rembrandt, Rubens and El Greco.
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