Keeping cool in the summer heat.

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Today's public holiday will see some stormy weather on the mainland but not in the Balearics.

Aemet is forecasting that the second half of August will start with mainly normal temperatures for the time of year. However, it is predicting that Majorca will be one of the hottest parts of Spain. Highs today of up to 36C are forecast to rise to 38C on Sunday. The Guadalquivir Valley on the mainland (covering cities like Cordoba and Seville) can expect maximums of 40C.

Last week's dip in temperatures - by as much as ten degrees - was an "anomaly", says Aemet. The fall in temperature didn't produce any record lows for August.