The beginning from Holy Week be marked for a few days with high temperatures For the time of year and a fundamentally stable weather, although dotted by some scattered showers in the interior of the Peninsula and some showers in the Canary Islands, but as of Holy Thursday a significant decrease in temperature and rainfall is expected in “large areas” of the country. .
As reported by the spokesman for the State Meteorological Agency (Aemet), Rubn del Campo, at the moment it remains an anticyclonic situation that provides high temperatures for the time. Thus, he has given an example of the 26 degrees Celsius (C) reached on Thursday in Murcia or Orihuela (Alicante) and values of more than 25C in other points of the southeast, the Guadalquivir valley and in the Canary Islands.
In addition, he has added that the warm winds from the African continent raised the thermometers above 30C in points of Fuerteventura and Gran Canaria and has highlighted the 34.2C that were measured in the municipality of La Aldea de San Nicols (Gran Canaria). “It is a very high and rare value in the month of March in Spain, including the Canary Islands”, he highlighted.
On the other hand, the winds carried dust in suspension which gave rise to haze that will continue to affect the archipelago this Friday, although it will soon disappear. In any case, he added that the wind keep blowing there with force and that temperatures will drop, although they will remain high for this time of year.
Meanwhile, he has predicted that in the Peninsula and the Balearic Islands a very calm Friday is expected in terms of meteorology, with generally slightly cloudy skies, although increasing, yes, the cloudiness in the Cantabrian Sea where to reach the extreme of a frontal system that from noon it could leave some drizzles or, in any case, weak rains, a little more intense in mountain areas of the extreme north. Nor does it rule out some downpours in mountain areas in the north and the center or that the haze affects the Peninsula during these days.
Regarding the weekend, both Saturday and Sunday, foresees “certain instability” in the Canary Islands, in whose surroundings a storm has formed that leaves rains and showers, especially in the islands of greater relief, where they could be locally intense or persistent in the Peninsula and the Balearic Islands.
Meanwhile, he added that the weather will remain stable and anticyclonic and with slightly cloudy skies in general, although some clouds in the Mediterranean area could drop “four drops” in points of the Valencian Community and southern Andalusia in the afternoon.
Likewise, it has been reported that clouds of diurnal evolution will grow that can lead to occasionally stormy showers, especially in mountain areas of the interior of the peninsula and also in surrounding areas close to these mountains.
Regarding temperatures, he has indicated that on Saturday they will rise in the west on the Peninsula, while they will fall on the Mediterranean side since there the winds will come from the sea and cool that area.
Looking ahead to Sunday, he has indicated that temperatures will rise notably in the northern third. Del Campo expects that in points of the Eastern Cantabrian that day there may be up to two more than the previous day, so it will be a day “more typical of May” than the end of March, with values in the thermometers that in the middle da will be between 5 and 10 degrees above normal for the time.
For its part, in much of the north and west of the peninsula, the environment will be a little cooler than proper for the time.
In short, he has pointed out that on Sunday the 27 or 28C will be reached in points of the Guadalquivir valley and the 25C will be around the interior of Galicia, eastern Cantbrico, Ebro Valley and points of the southern plateau.
This thermal situation will continue from Monday to Wednesday of the next week, a few days of Easter in which great changes are not expected, since the Peninsula will be under the influence of an anticyclone centered on the European continent and that from its position will send lower latitude winds.
Because, temperatures will continue to rise progressively so that the spokesman has predicted that both the minimums and the maximums will be above normal values for the time, since they will be between 5 and 10 degrees above normal, and even “punctually” higher in the canthran communities. and on the northern plateau.
First 30 degrees of the year
Specifically, until Wednesday the 20C will be exceeded “in a practically generalized way” and the 25C in the interior of Galicia and in the eastern Cantbrico, the Ebro valley, in the center and in much of the south. “It is even possible that the first 30C of the year will be touched or even reached in the Peninsula in the southern interior of Galicia, in Extremadura and in Andalusia”, he has advanced.
Regarding rainfall, the spokesman said that until Wednesday the rains in the Canary Islands will continue, although weaker and more dispersed than in previous days.
As for the Peninsula and the Balearic Islands, he has pointed out that clouds of diurnal evolution will continue to form that could give rise to showers in the southeast areas and points of mountains and surroundings of the rest of the Peninsula. “The typical spring showers, which can be locally somewhat intense and accompanied by storms “, he commented.
However, he does not rule out an increase in cloudiness and rain in the northwest of the Peninsula on Wednesday, in anticipation of the weather forecast as of Holy Thursday.
That day, Thursday, according to Del Campo, there are several possible scenarios that are yet to be confirmed but “it is most likely” that an area of low pressures will form in the southwest of the peninsula while cold air comes from higher latitudes, which produce a “notable” drop in temperatures that in the northern half be “marked”. In fact, he stressed that “the nighttime frosts will return and by day it will not exceed 10 or 15 degrees, at which get cold and intense vientos “ and with rainfall that will affect a good part of the Peninsula and the Balearic Islands.
Initially, it will mainly affect the western half and the third note, but the situation will spread towards the Mediterranean towards the weekend.
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