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Portugal sizzles in 45C as heatwave scorches Europe

Portugal sizzles in 45C as heatwave scorches Europe”

Parts of Portugal's parched southern Alentejo region were forecast to hit 47C. With this heat comes uncomfortable, muggy nights for southern Britain, but a tweet from the U.K.'s national weather service on Thursday night reminded Brits that temperatures are much higher in parts of Spain and Portugal.

Spain and Portugal faced another exceptionally hot day Saturday as a heat wave that has killed three people in Spain threatened to raise temperatures to record levels.

"I don't want to say anything bad but yesterday, while I was watching TV, I thought the same could happen here but I'm praying it doesn't", said Eva Stigliano, a Greek tourist visiting Portugal for the third time.

In Spain, heat warnings have been issued for 41 of the country's 50 provinces as temperatures are expected to reach up to 44C (111.2F).

"With temperatures rising, we're advising people to look out for friends, family and neighbors who may feel the heat more than others", Emer O'Connell, a government consultant in public health, told ABC News in an email. "Yeah, I need to hydrate constantly".

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And temperatures could edge a degree higher on Tuesday, potentially peaking at 34C in Essex or Norfolk, the Met Office said.

Those who couldn't make it to the sea drank cold beverages under large umbrellas in city squares.

The rest of Spain, including the normally wet and temperate northwestern region of Galicia, was also punished by the sun and heat.

They are set to build across Portugal on Friday and Saturday, with medical staff and firefighters on standby until the end of the weekend.

Two died of heatstroke in the southeastern region of Murcia, Spanish radio Cadena Ser reported, while another man died in Barcelona on Friday, emergency services said.

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Sweden's Civil Contingencies Agency warned of "a high risk" for wildfires in central and southern Sweden this weekend because of the continuing dry weather and strong winds.

Forecasts indicate that the hot air from Africa, which turned parts of the sky a dark yellow hue because of the dust it carried, will not abate until early this week.

In a briefing for local authorities, the Met Office said that above-average temperatures were more likely than below-average ones between August and October.

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