intense rains and plummeting temperatures in these areas

The intense heat of recent days will give a respite this Friday – the last day of May – in many areas of Spain. The entry of a colder air mass to the north it will cause a marked decrease in maximum temperatures in most of the country. With that cold air will also come a more unstable atmospherewith showers and storms in several regions that could be locally strong.

According to the State Meteorological Agency (Aemet), a northerly flow will leave cloudy skies this Friday and rainfall in the eastern Cantabrian Sea, the Pyrenees and northeastern Catalonia, as well as the western Cantabrian Sea, northern Galicia and the Balearic Islands. At the same time, there could also be dry storms, which are those in which there is hardly any rain, but they are accompanied by electrical appliances and strong gusts of wind.

In the rest of the Peninsula, the day will begin with slightly cloudy skies, but daytime cloudiness will tend to form in large areas, with a low probability of afternoon showers, occasionally stormy in the mountains of the eastern third of the peninsula. In the Canary Islands, cloudy intervals are expected in the north of the islands, without ruling out some weak rain in those with greater relief, and little cloudiness in the south.

Temperatures will drop in almost the entire territory, except for the Cantabrian area, the southwest of the peninsula and the Canary Islands, where they will hardly change. The decrease will be notable in areas of the eastern third of the peninsula (nine degrees less in Murcia compared to this Thursday, seven in Almería and six in Albacete), as well as in Castilla y León (seven less in Valladolid and six less in Palencia and Soria), reports Servimedia. The hottest capitals They will be Córdoba (40), Seville (39), Badajoz (38), Jaén (37) and Cáceres, Ciudad Real and Granada (35), while it will cool in Vitoria (17), Burgos and Santander (18), and Bilbao , Oviedo, Pamplona and San Sebastián (19).

Rainy weekend in the north

The thermometers will decrease during the weekend, reaching usual values ​​for the season throughout the country. So, It will be around 20 to 22ºC in the Cantabrian communities and it will be hot, but less than in previous days, with 30ºC or more in much of the northeast, center and south of the Peninsula.and 34ºC or more in the Tagus, Guadiana and Guadalquivir valleys.

Additionally, they will register precipitation weak in the eastern Cantabrian and Pyrenees, also being probable showers and storms occasional in areas of the Valencian Community, eastern Castilla-La Mancha and Andalusia, the Balearic Islands, and especially in Catalonia, where Saturday could be locally strong. On Sunday these showers will be less likely and intense.

Next week will start with some instability in the eastern third of the peninsula, with the possibility of showers and storms in the southeastern mountains, eastern Iberia and the Pyrenees, as well as in the Balearic Islands, and with the probability of weak rainfall in the eastern Cantabrian Sea. Starting Wednesday, the probability of precipitation increases in the northwest quadrant, due to the possible influence of an Atlantic low.

As the days progress, although they will continue to be more likely in the northern third, the possibility of rainfall extends to a large part of the Peninsula and the Balearic Islands, except for the southwest of the peninsula, where it is not expected. During the week there may be showers and storms in various areas of the northern half and eastern third.

In the Canary Islands, weak rainfall in the north and isolated showers in the interior of the mountainous islands are not ruled out during the second half of the week. Temperatures will rise in the Peninsula and the Balearic Islands until Wednesday, and will begin to fall from Thursday. In the Canary Islands they will experience few changes, remaining at normal values.