A new heatwave is set to send temperatures soaring today

Weather agency Aemet has issued yellow, amber and red alerts for extreme heat today.

Temperatures in excess of 38ºC are forecast in parts of the country, with northern regions expected to see higher temperatures reaching 41ºC.

People are being advised to avoid direct exposure to the sun in the hottest periods of the day, and to check on the elderly and infirm.

It’s a stay in the shade, with frequent dips in the pool, kind of day!