THE Iberian peninsula is in the grip of a scorching heatwave – but how hot will it get?
Here we explain which parts of Spain will be the hottest, what 48C is in Farenheit, and what Europe’s record temperature is.
Europe is set to experience its hottest day ever as Spain and Portugal look likely to reach 48C
How hot is it in Spain right now?
Europe is set to experience its hottest day ever as Spain and Portugal look likely to reach 48C.
Spanish authorities have started making emergency preparations for the intense heatwave, which is expected to last until at least Sunday, August 5.
At least 27 of Spain’s 50 provinces have been declared an “extreme risk” as temperatures look set to begin soaring rapidly from Thursday.
The worst of the heat is set to strike the Iberian Peninsula, close to the border of Portugal, where almost 11,000 firefighters and 56 aircraft are on standby to tackle forest fires.
Reuters Holidaymakers have been warned to take extra precautions as an extreme heatwave grips mainland Europe
What is 48 degrees Celsius in Farenheit?
48 degrees Celsius is 118 degrees Farenheit.
To convert Celsius to Farenheit, you can either google the answer, or use maths.
Take the number in Celsius, and times it by 1.8 – and then add 32 to get the answer in Farenheit.
Therefore 48 times 1.8 is 86.4, and 86.4 plus 32 is 118.4.
EPA Temperatures across Southern Spain are set to hit 48C this week