Majorca to roast in 38C heatwave this week as Brit tourists face Palma airport chaos thanks to passport staff strike

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BRIT holidaymakers are set to roast in Majorca’s 38C heatwave this weekend – but others face travel chaos as airport staff strike.

Thousands of tourists will struggle to get through passport control at Palma Airport, as staff walk out at midnight on August 24.

Sun worshippers enjoying balmy conditions near Port de Pollenca, Majorca
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Brit tourists are set to enjoy scorching temperatures of up to 38C
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Beach lovers will swelter on Sunday with temperatures set to hit at least 36C

The dispute at the airport’s Terminal A reportedly concerns working hours, wages, and contract revisions.

The terminal operates only during the summer months, and handles exclusively flights from countries not in the Schengen Area, which includes the UK.

Before the strike, temperatures will reach a scorching 38C with the hottest spell expected on Sunday August 18.

Holidaymakers will enjoy plenty of sunshine throughout the day, with a light breeze.

But with high humidity levels, it will be difficult to sleep overnight as temperatuers will remain at around 25C.

The Met Office said this week’s temperatures will be at least three to four degrees above average.

August temperatures for the Balearic Islands hover around 31.5C, the forecaster said.


Around two million Brits currently flock to Majorca each year.

Palma is Spain’s third busiest airport, handling roughly 28 million passengers a year.

EasyJet, RyanAir, and Jet2 are among the airlines that service the airport.

The rest of Spain will see temperatures of up to 40C on Sunday
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