cold, rain and abundant snow in these areas

The week starts with winter weather. Rain, wind, snow and waves of up to 8 meters They put the entire country on alert this Monday, except Extremadura. The Cantabrian coast, Galicia, Asturias, Cantabria and the Basque Countryhas orange notices for significant risk, in addition to Castilla y León, Navarra and Andalusia, reports the State Meteorological Agency (Aemet). The following communities are at yellow meteorological level, due to one or more of these same inclemencies: Aragon, Balearic Islands, Canary Islands, Castilla-La Mancha, Catalonia, Madrid, Murcia, La Rioja and Valencian Community. Also the autonomous cities of Ceuta and Melilla.

On the coast of Galicia Wind will blow from the west or northwest at 62 to 74 km/h (force 8), decreasing to the north or northwest at 50 to 61 km/h (force 7), with combined seas from the northwest of 5 to 7 meters. In addition, snowfall will accumulate around 5 centimeters in the mountains of Lugo and Ourense, reports Efe. In AsturiasIn the mountain range and Picos de Europa, snow accumulations of 25 centimeters are expected in 24 hours from about 1,000 meters; between 800 and 1,000 meters the accumulations will be about 10-15 cm. In addition, on the coast of the region there will be a west wind moving northwest at 50 to 61 km/h (force 7), temporarily 62 to 74 km/h (force 8) in the morning, with waves of 5 to 7 meters. and occasionally 7 to 8 meters. Accumulated rainfall of 40 liters per square meter is also expected.

In the center and valley of Villaverde in Cantabria, snow accumulations of 15 cm are expected in 24 hours from about 800 meters. On the coast, winds of 62 to 74 km/h (force 8) are expected, temporarily 75 to 88 km/h (force 9) with waves of 6 to 8 meters. In addition, snowfall is expected with accumulations of 10 cm in 24 hours at about 800-900 meters in the Liébana area and winds of 80 kilometers per hour.

He Basque coast It is also in orange due to a west wind moving northwest from 62 to 74 km/h (force 8), occasionally from 75 to 88 km/h (force 9). There will be a combined northwest sea of ​​6 to 7 meters. In addition, 40 liters per square meter will accumulate in areas of the region in twelve hours and there will be snowfall in the Llanada of Alava of up to 4 centimeters and gusts in that province of 70 kilometers per hour. In it Navarrese Pyrenees Snow accumulations are expected from around 1,100 meters, although the level will be around 800-900 meters. It will also rain heavily on the Cantabrian slope of Navarra and the center of the region, with accumulations of 40 liters per square meter in 12 hours.

In Castile and León Snow depths of 20 cm are expected in 24 hours above 1,000 meters; Below that level they will be 5 centimeters in the Cantabrian mountain range on the slopes of Burgos, León and Palencia. It will also snow with thicknesses of 5 centimeters in much of the rest of the community, where gusts of wind between 80 and 90 kilometers per hour will also blow.

In AndalusiaAlso in orange is the coast of Almería and Granada, due to west and southwest winds of 50 to 75 km/h (force 7 to 8) and waves of 3 to 4 meters; In addition, gusts of up to 90 kilometers per hour are expected in Almería. Other areas of the Andalusian community such as Málaga, Jaén and Cádiz are in yellow with a risk for certain activities due to these inclemencies and due to snowfall of 5 centimeters in Cazorla and Segura (Jaén) and 2 centimeters in Guadix and Baza (Granada) without ruling out showers. of hail.

In general. Aemet expects that this Monday the passage of an Atlantic frontal system will end, establishing a postfrontal situationwith cloudy or overcast skies in much of the Peninsula and the Balearic Islands, tending to decrease cloudiness in the southern half as the day progresses.

Widespread rainfall is expected, more abundant in the Cantabrian Sea, where it may be locally strong or persistent and accompanied by a storm. They can also be accompanied by occasional storms in Girona and, at the last minute, in the Balearic Islands. Precipitation will subside throughout the day in the center and southern half of the peninsula.

The maximum temperatures will decrease, notably in the interior of the Cantabrian area. The minimum temperatures will also decrease except in the Mediterranean and Pyrenees where they may rise. Temperatures that will leave freezing in mountainous areas of the Peninsula and nearby areas, moderate in the Pyrenees.

How long will this time continue?

On the day of Tuesday, the storm, which will hover around the western Mediterranean, will gradually retreat. However, it will still leave enough instability for showers in the Cantabrian Sea, the Pyrenees, the Iberian System and the Balearic Islands, according to Meteored's forecast. It will also rain in the north of the islands of Gran Canaria, Tenerife and La Palma. The snow level will be around 1000 meters and temperatures will remain unchanged or decrease.

“Wednesday will be increasingly clear, although it still seems that there will be rainfall on the shores of the Cantabrian Sea and in the Balearic archipelago. Only in the northwest of the peninsula will cloudiness persist, because The advance of the next cold front scheduled for the next day will arrive“, advances the meteorological information website.