Boozing Brits told to STOP DRINKING after blowtorch 43C heatwave bakes resort



BRIT tourists have been warned by Government officials to stay off the booze as a record heatwave grips the Canary Islands.

Holidaymakers in the Canary Islands have been warned to stay out of the sun and avoid alcohol after the regional government issued a heatwave alert.

The islands, which are a popular destination for Brits, have been hit by record temperatures nudging 109F (43 degrees Celsius).

Holidaymakers in Lanzarote were sweltering in temperatures of 37.8 degrees Celsius - over 100 degrees Fahrenheit.

But there was bad news for booze-lovers as government ministers warned holidaymakers to steer clear of alcohol and avoid exercise.

Temperatures are expected to remain high over the weekend, as back home Britain itself basks in its own mini heatwave. Forecasters say warm winds will bring temperatures into the mid 20s.

But remnants of Hurricane Ophelia are set to reach the UK tomorrow bringing downpours and winds of up to 80mph.

Brits who become ill in the Canaries due to the heat are being advised to seek emergency help.

Health chiefs say the unseasonably high temperatures will drop in the next couple of days but still remain high.

But that hasn’t stopped thousands packing out beaches in the islands’ popular beach resorts.