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Warning to UK holidaymakers as Spain plans to impose tougher air conditioning restrictions

Scots travelers heading to Spain this summer have been forced to travel by authorities, despite forecasts of temperatures approaching 40 degrees Celsius. We have been warned that they plan to introduce cooling restrictions. The Spanish government, which was approved last week, said it would not delay its controversial energy plan.

New restrictions that take effect Wednesday will slash tourism as anotherheat waveforecast hits popularholidaydestinations in the next few days. Boss feels uneasyThe heat. Facilities will be subject to spot checks to ensure compliance with the new regulations.

The scheme requires hotels, restaurants and shops to turn off air conditioning. Government Minister Teresa Rivera said the measures also included lighting restrictions to cut her 4-5% of the country's energy use.

Rivera said regions could submit "new and concrete" proposals to adjust plans by the end of the month, but not undo. she said: "The edict is already in force. It cannot be postponed," reports Wales Online.

However, blogger Alexandra Smith, who runs theMallorca Under The Sun website, suggested that the power-saving plan should not cause too much discomfort to vacationers. 35}

She said: “The new rules apply to public buildings. This means that the air conditioning in these public spaces cannot be below 27 degrees Celsius, and in some cases 25 degrees Celsius and street lights are dimmed. We are trying to save 25% on energy demand.

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"We have received an incredible amount of messages. About this issue from a concerned holidaymaker, just to confirm, if your hotel room, apartment or villa has an air conditioner, you can use it."

Alexandra said: added as Applies to bars, nightclubs, gyms and shopping centers.

Parts of Spain are again under heat wave warnings, with maximum temperatures expected to top 40 degrees she by the end of the week. This follows reports that July 2022 was the warmest month ever, according to the weather agency AEMET, with an average temperature of 26.6 C recorded in Spain.

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