The hottest week of the year begins thanks to the arrival of a suffocating 'African beast'. The weather in Valencia for the next few days will be marked by extreme temperatures that could raise the mercury to 38 degrees, according to the forecast issued by the State Meteorological Agency.
Aemet maintains the yellow alert level for maximum temperature, which will last until next Wednesday at least with figures that possibly reach forty degrees in some towns in the southern interior of Valencia.
Given this situation, the Ministry of Health and Public Health has activated this Monday the red alert health alert in some regions of the Valencian Community, such as L'Alcoià, La Marina Alta, La Safor and La Canal de Navarrés.
For its part, the Emergency Coordination Center of the Generalitat warned through its social networks that Valencia is affected by the arrival of a mass of warm air from North Africa, which is already causing an increase in maximum temperatures and minimal, and a heat wave that will last at least until next Wednesday the 15th, although it could last for the rest of the week.
In addition, other risk factors are not ruled out, such as a sharp drop in relative humidity, which increases the rate of ignition of forest fires, as well as the possibility of the formation of stormy phenomena in the interior of the provinces of Castellón and Valencia.
From the Valencian Agency for Security and Emergency Response, they recommend that municipalities and organizations with competencies in emergency management maintain "attention and monitoring" of the situation, especially in forest areas and in those areas of vegetation that are likely to burn. .
According to the Aemet forecast, this Monday the weather in Valencia will remain with slightly cloudy or clear skies with intervals of high clouds in the afternoon. The minimum temperatures will rise, being significantly high in points along the coast and inland, while the wind will be variable light, with a predominance of east and south components in the afternoon.
For Tuesday, June 14, the sky will remain slightly cloudy, although without ruling out an isolated shower in the interior of the northern half and the arrival of possible dust in suspension. The mercury will continue to rise with temperatures that will exceed thirty degrees in Valencia and will approach forty in towns such as Requena and Utiel.
A weather trend that will continue until Wednesday but could well last even longer until the weekend, in which the beaches will once again register a large influx of bathers during the central hours of the day.
Health advises not to expose yourself in the hottest hours of the day, wear loose clothing, protect your head and avoid alcohol and copious meals.
Likewise, the Emergency Coordination Center of the Generalitat recommends being careful with the sun, mainly between 12:00 and 16:00; avoid practicing physical exercise in the hottest hours of the day; use adequate protective sun creams, and drink plenty of water.
It also asks for "maximum caution" not to leave people or pets inside the vehicles, while advising extreme care for the elderly, sick or children, ensuring their correct hydration and being alert to the regulations and recommendations in forest fire prevention.