AEMET activates orange alert for rain and strong storms in these areas

The month of July begins this Monday with locally strong showers and storms in several areas of the country due to a atlantic trough. Five communities –Aragon, Catalonia, the Balearic Islands, Castilla-La Mancha and the Valencian Community- they have notices for heavy accumulations of rain, storms or rissagas. In the following days, high pressures will dominate the meteorological situation, so we will talk about midsummer atmosphere in much of Spain.

Where is it going to rain today?

The Valencian Community This Monday is at significant risk (orange alert) due to storms and heavy rains that will leave up to 40 liters per square meter in one hour in points of the provinces of Castellon and Valencia. In Alicante There is a yellow alert for storms and rain with a precipitation of 20 liters in one hour.

Aragon maintains the orange alert in the province of Teruelwhere the rains will leave even 30 liters per square meter in one hour in points of Gúdar and Maestrazgo. Meteorology also warns of the formation of storms with hail in those areas.

In this community, A section of the AP-2 remains closed to traffic as it passes through La Almolda, in the province of Zaragoza, due to flooding caused by the storms that hit the area tonight. Specifically, the right lane is closed between kilometers 60 and 65, towards Barcelona; and also the right lane, from 64 to 60 towards Madrid, reports the Traffic Management Center.

The Balearic Islands They have activated the orange level for rissagas in Menorca, where a sea oscillation of 1 meter is expected, while in Ibiza, Formentera and Mallorca There is a yellow warning for storms and rains that will accumulate 20 liters in an hour. For its part, Cuenca and Guadalajara (Castile-La Mancha) and all of Catalonia, except Lleidathey also continue with a yellow alert for rain that will leave between 15 and 20 liters in an hour, due to storms or coastal winds.

Train circulation interrupted

The Civil Protection of the Generalitat has activated an alert for the Special Emergency Plan for Floods in Catalonia (Inuncat) due to the forecast of flash floods in the Ebro River basin. In addition, the province of Tarragona has woken up with heavy rains that, according to the Meteorological Service of Catalonia, will increase throughout the morning, with special incidence in the Terres de l’Ebre, where railway traffic has been interrupted early in the morning. on lines R14, R15 and R16.

There is delays on long-distance trains between Barcelona and Valencia and the lack of tension in the catenary due to the storm has paralyzed railway traffic between L’Aldea-Amposta-Tortosa and the Campredó and Alcanar-Ulldecona stations for around an hour, as reported this Monday by Renfe and Adif.

In general, the AEMET predicts that rainfall will be more intense in the north of the Valencian Community, south of Aragon and east of Catalonia and Castilla La Manchawith the probability of reaching strong points and being accompanied by hail. The rains will tend to decrease in the afternoon, although they are expected to persist in the northeast of Catalonia, the interior of the Valencian Community and the east of Castilla La Mancha, and may also be locally strong, and even likely to spread to other interior areas of the southeast and the Pyrenees. Likewise, in the Balearic Islands, greater intensities are likely in the afternoon, and may also become locally strong. In it Northern Galicia, Cantabrian slope, upper Ebro and western Pyrenees Cloudy skies will also predominate, with light and scattered rainfall, although with a tendency to intensify in the eastern Cantabrian region.

The temperatures Temperatures will decrease in the Balearic Islands, the eastern third of the peninsula and the eastern Cantabrian area, while they will increase in the rest. Minimum temperatures will fall predominantly in the Balearic Islands and in the northeastern half of the peninsula, and will increase in the southwest. It will be hotter in Murcia (37 degrees); Badajoz, Ciudad Real and Córdoba (33), and Granada and Seville (32)while it will soften in San Sebastián and Vitoria (20), and A Coruña, Bilbao, Oviedo and Santander (21).

When do summer temperatures arrive?

From tomorrow Tuesdaythe stabilization of the weather will be more evident with partly cloudy skies in most of the country, with hardly any rain and with temperatures clearly rising. On Wednesday, temperatures will exceed 34-36 degrees in the center and south of the peninsula and even 38-40 degrees in the valleys of the Guadiana and Guadalquivir. The AEMET indicates that it is probable that the heat will become stronger during the second half of next week, although some scenarios speak of a decrease in temperature in the north. For its part, points out that the final stretch of the week could be marked by due to the passage of a cold front that will leave some precipitation in the north over the weekend, from Galicia, passing through the Cantabrian communities to the Pyrenees.