Aemet warns that summer heat is arriving in Spain with temperatures of up to 34 degrees

This Wednesday A warm episode begins in most of Spain, with many hours of sun and temperatures progressively rising to exceed 30 degrees in several areas during this weekend. They will be values ​​between 5 and 12 degrees above normal for this time of year. an African air mass that will significantly impact the environment

Thermometers will rise today throughout the country except the Mediterranean coast and The rise will be notable in the Canary Islands and the northwest of the peninsula, according to the prediction of the State Meteorological Agency (Aemet). The minimums will increase in the central west and southwest of the peninsula and Tenerife and will decrease in the northwest, eastern third and the Balearic Islands. The highest temperatures in the country will be recorded in Murcia and Santa Cruz de Tenerife -27ºC-, Huelva and Seville -25ºC- and Córdoba and Las Palmas de Gran Canaria -24ºC.

This “obvious change in time,” according to Rubén del Campo, spokesperson for the Aemet, is due to the fact that “the anticyclone is centered over the south of France and will exert its influence on the peninsula avoiding the passage of storms.”

The sky will be slightly cloudy or clear and some intervals of high clouds will appear. Only light rains are expected in the Pyrenees and the eastern end of the Cantabrian Sea, with a tendency to remit. At the same time, it provides for the formation of a DANA over the Mediterranean which could affect the Balearic Islands and leave cloudy skies without ruling out isolated showers in the east.

On the other hand, five provinces will be on notice due to wind and coastal phenomena: Cádiz (Andalusia); Menorca (Balearic Islands); Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, La Palma, La Gomera, Hierro and Tenerife (Canary Islands) and forts in Girona (Catalonia). In addition, there will be wind warnings in Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, El Hierro and Tenerife and strong wind warnings in La Palma and La Gomera (Canary Islands) and Tarragona and Girona (Catalonia).

There will be a strong north wind in Ampurdán (Girona) and a wind from the northeast of the Balearic Islands, as well as intervals of strong wind, with a gale around the Ebro and the Pyrenees, an easterly wind in the Strait and a trade wind in the Canary Islands.

On the other hand, Canary Islands It will have sunny skies and weak haze in the easternmost islands, without ruling it out in the rest of the archipelago. The Canary archipelago will experience a “episode of exceptionally high temperatures” of up to 34 degrees due to the progressive entry of a warm and dry air mass of African origin, according to Aemet.

Meteorology points out that The presence of this air mass will be accompanied by “abundant Saharan mineral dust” and will cause a progressive and marked rise in temperatures, with “summer values.” The entry of this air mass will begin affecting peaks and will gradually extend to coastal strips.

This Wednesday there will be a notable rise in temperatures in the eastern islands and a moderate rise in the western ones, with 30 to 32 degrees on the southern and western slopes of Gran Canaria, as well as in inland areas of Lanzarote and Fuerteventura.

Starting on Thursday, the situation will extend to the islands of the province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, where the presence of this warm mass, intense winds and sunshine will cause maximum temperatures above 30ºC to become widespread and, furthermore, They can reach and even exceed 34ºC in the interior and south of Lanzarote and Fuerteventura, the southern half of Gran Canaria, the south and northeast of Tenerife, the south of La Gomera and El Hierro and the southwest of La Palma.