MADRID — Spain’s weather service reports that a mass of heat air from North Africa caused the country’s first major heatwave of the year on Sunday. Temperatures are expected to rise up to 43° Celsius (109.4° Fahrenheit) at some locations.

According to Aemet, the most hot areas will be found in central and southern Spain. According to the agency, the heat wave will last at most until Wednesday.

For the southern cities of Seville and Cordoba, forecasts showed 43° (109.4°) temperatures.

According to meteorologists, Madrid’s temperature could reach 38°C (100.4 F), which is well above the average for June. The high temperature forecasted for coastal Barcelona was 32° Celsius (89.6 F).