In Portugal, a waterbombing plane crashes in Vila Nova de Foz Côa while fighting wildfires in the region, killing the pilot, and in Spain, around 2,300 people are evacuated from the Costa del Sol due to wildfires in the Mijas hills.
Portugal reports 238 deaths related to the ongoing heat wave as it battles more than 30 active wildfires. In France, more than 10,000 people have fled wildfires in Gironde and in Spain, firefighters continue to battle forest fires near the town of Monsagro.
A 44-year-old firefighter dies during efforts to contain a wildfire in Málaga, Spain, which has triggered the evacuation of 939 people from Estepona and Benahavis. Residents of Jubrique and Genalguacil are ordered to stay indoors and close their windows due to the risk posed by an overhead fire cloud that could rain down hot matter in the area.
The Spanish government announce the suspension of all flights from Spain to the United Kingdom beginning tomorrow, with the exception of flights for Spanish citizens residents of Spain. This comes a day after a similar suspension was announced by Portugal.
In Great Britain, at least 29 flights from London Stansted Airport to Spain-Portugal-Canary Islands, at least seven flights from London Gatwick Airport to Alicante, Barcelona, Madrid and Portugal, and at least one flight from London Heathrow Airport to La Coruña are cancelled.