How long will it last and most affected areas?

Starting this Wednesday, a very anomalous heat episode begins in Spain that will leave temperatures more typical of the end of June in a large part of the country due to the arrival of a mass of warm air and the presence of high pressures, according to reports. advanced the spokesperson of the State Meteorological Agency (AEMET)Rubén del Campo.

Del Campo explained that since this Thursday, but especially during Friday and weekend, thermometers in the center and south of the Peninsula and the Balearic Islands could register “between 5 and 10ºC above normal during the day”, while those in the north of the peninsula could register “between 10 and 15ºC above normal”. In this way, large areas of the Peninsula and the Balearic Islands will exceed 25ºC in the early afternoon while points in the Ebro depression, southern Galicia and, more isolated, also in other areas of the southern half of the peninsula, may exceed 30ºC. . In the Canary Islands, the heat will be stifling with temperatures that will be between 10 and 15ºC higher than usual and even locally higher.

For days, the Thursday Thermometers will rise “noticeably” in the north of the Peninsula and the Canary Islands. The maximum temperatures will be “between 5 and 8ºC higher than those of the previous day”, although the exceptions to this increase will be in the southeast of the Peninsula and the Balearic Islands, where the winds from the sea will cause it to “even cool down a little.” The northern half will exceed 20ºC; the central and southern half, 25ºC; in the Guadiana and Guadalquivir valleys and in parts of southern Galicia, 28ºC; and in the coastal areas of the Canary Islands, 32ºC. The spokesperson warns that areas of the archipelago facing south may reach exceed 34ºC. In addition, there will be haze on the islands.

For him Friday, del Campo predicts clear skies throughout Spain, with practically total absence of rain. Thermometers will rise in the north of the Peninsula, in the east and in the Balearic Islands, while they will fall somewhat in the south of Andalusia and, “more lightly”, in the Canary Islands. Specifically, the extreme north and large areas of the interior will exceed 25ºC. By cities, Madrid will reach 25ºC; Valencia, Pamplona, ​​Valladolid or Teruel, 26 or 27ºC; and Bilbao, Oviedo or Lugo will be able to reach 28ºC. The warmest capital on the Peninsula on Friday could be Ourense, with 30ºC, while Santa Cruz de Tenerife could reach 32ºC. In fact, In the Canary Islands, temperatures will once again exceed 32 to 34ºC in the south of the islands.

Facing the weekendthe spokesperson points out that Both Saturday and Sunday will be very warm days for the time in the Peninsula and the Balearic Islands. Large areas of the territory will once again exceed 25ºC; areas of the eastern and southern halves of the Peninsula, 28 or 30ºC; and points in the Ebro Valley, such as Zaragoza, and in southern Galicia, such as Ourense, 30ºC. The skies will remain slightly cloudy, in general without rain, although the clouds in the Cantabrian Sea will increase during Sunday and there could be some weak and isolated precipitation. In the Canary Islands the skies will be “a little cloudy”, although the haze will persist in the archipelago. Although there will be slight thermal drops, It will still exceed 30 or 32ºC, especially in the eastern islands.

The Aemet plans for Monday a notable drop in temperatures in the northern third, which could be up to 10ºC compared to Sunday in some areas. Thermometers will also fall more slightly in the rest of the northern half, while in the center or south of the Peninsula there will be no major changes, and they will even rise a little in the extreme south. Del Campo waits “a possible normalization” of temperatures by mid-week.