AEMET activates heat alerts in these areas of Spain, but then rain and storms return

This Wednesday presents itself with many hours of sunshine and a new increase in temperatureswhich will lead to the activation of the First alerts for intense heat this summer in the south of the peninsula, where temperatures are expected to exceed 100 °C. 38 degrees.

According to the State Meteorological Agency (AEMET), maximum temperatures will increase almost universally, with significant increases in Castile and Leon and the Ebro basin. Only in the Balearic Islands, Catalonia, the Cantabrian area and Galicia are slight decreases expected.

Thermometers swill exceed 35 degrees in inland areas of the southwest of the peninsula, the extreme southeast and some depressions in the northeast. In the valleys of the Guadiana, Guadalquivir and Segura, temperatures could exceed 38 degrees. For this reason, the AEMET has issued Yellow warning for temperatures of at least 38 degrees in seven provinces: Badajoz, Cadiz, Cordoba, Seville, Huelva, Jaen and MurciaIn addition, Girona and Menorca will be on alert for coastal phenomena.

In general, minimum temperatures will fall in Galicia, Cantabria, the Balearic Islands and around the Ebro-Iberian Peninsula, while increases will predominate in the rest. By area, the provincial capitals that will record the highest values ​​will be Córdoba and Seville with 39ºC; Badajoz with 38ºC; and Granada, Jaén and Murcia with 37ºC.

On the other hand, the sun will be the protagonist in most of the country. Only some instability will persist in the northeast of Catalonia and the north of the Balearic Islands.with cloudy skies and showers that will move from the peninsula to the archipelago, tending to clear up in the afternoon. Intervals of low clouds are also expected, with possible morning mist and fog banks, in other areas of Catalonia, northern Galicia, the Cantabrian area, the upper Ebro, the Strait and the Alboran coasts, which will tend to dissipate during the day.

This cloudiness will be somewhat more persistent in the Cantabrian Sea, where some drizzle could appear in the eastern part of the island. There will also be low clouds in the north of the Canary Islands. Lastly, on Wednesday the Tramuntana will blow in the north of the Balearic Islands and, at times, strong in Ampurdán (Girona); trade winds in the Canary Islands also with strong intervals in exposed areas, a Cierzo wind in the Ebro, from the north and northeast on the coasts of Galicia and Levante wind in the Strait of Gibraltar.

Temperatures will peak on Thursday and Friday

Thursday will be an even hotter day. During the early morning, temperatures will not fall below 20 to 22ºC in large areas of the south of the peninsula. In the afternoon, they will reach between 34 and 36ºC in the Ebro Depression and in parts of the northern plateau, while in the centre and south of the peninsula they will exceed 36 to 38ºC. In Madrid, thermometers will be around 35ºC, while in Cáceres, Toledo and Granada they will reach 38ºC, and in In Badajoz, Córdoba and Seville, temperatures will reach 40ºC.

The thermal rise will continue on Friday, with a day of intense heat in much of Spain. Nights will be tropical, especially in the southern half, and during the day temperatures will exceed 35ºC in large areas of the north and 38ºC in the centre and south. In the south of Castilla-La Mancha, Andalusia and Extremadura, temperatures will exceed 40ºC. However, in the afternoon, instability could increase slightly, causing isolated storms in parts of the north.

Storms and rains return

For the weekend, AEMET forecasts an increase in instability with possible showers and thunderstorms in the afternoonsespecially in the northern half. Temperatures will tend to drop, but still temperatures will exceed 34 to 36ºC in many areas.

For its part, Meteored reports that During Saturday and Sunday a relatively wide, short wavelength trough will cross the Peninsulagenerating significant instability in several regions. According to weather maps, the first half of Saturday will already see moderate rains, which In some areas they will be intense and stormy, especially on the eastern Cantabrian slope, the Pyrenees and the north of the Iberian system.

During the central hours of the day and in the afternoon, there will be storms that can be very intense. According to Meteored’s main model, These storms will be concentrated in the north and east of Castilla y León, the Iberian System, La Rioja, Aragon and Navarra.If the predicted scenario is fulfilled, some of these storm nuclei could be highly organized, causing locally very intense rains, hail and strong gusts of wind.

The rain will have a weaker impact on other regions in the north and northeast of the peninsula. During the early hours of Sunday, showers will persist in northern Aragon, Navarre, the interior of the Basque Country and Asturias. During the day, rain will continue on the Cantabrian side. In addition, new storms will form in the mountainous areas of the north and east, although they will not be as intense as those on Saturday.