sudden drop in temperatures and rain from this day

The weather this Holy Week will be variable and with a tendency to instability. It will begin with sun and mild temperatures in large areas; will continue with cold, almost widespread rains and snow in the mountainsand it could end up rainy in most of the peninsula and the Canary Islands, according to the special prediction of the State Meteorological Agency (AEMET) for the holiday period. As the organization explains, the forecast will be updated daily until the next Holy Saturday, March 30.

This Friday, the start day of the holidays for many citizens, the weather will be stable in most of Spain and The thermometers will once again read more than 30 degrees in areas of the southern peninsula. Temperatures will drop in the Cantabrian Sea, northern Galicia and the Canary Islands; They will remain in the Pyrenees and will rise in the rest of the country. Thermometers will read at least 25 degrees in 29 provincial capitals, with the highest values ​​in Córdoba, Huelva and Seville (30); Badajoz and Jaén (29), and Almería and Ciudad Real (28). On the other hand, it will soften in Santander (15), Oviedo (16) and San Sebastián (17). .

Sunny skies will prevail in many areas of Spain, with some exceptions. The DANA that affected the peninsula on Wednesday and Thursday will tend to approach the Canary Islandswhere will leave intense rainfall starting this Friday and throughout the weekend. The showers could affect the entire archipelago, they will be more intense in the north of the islands, with the occasional storm, and they may be locally strong in those with greater relief. In addition, the snow level will be 1800/2200 meters in the western islands.

As for the rest of the country, clouds are expected in the north of Galicia and the Cantabrian area, which are also expected in the morning in areas close to the south in the morning and also at the end of the day in the approach of a cold front, which will leave rain moving from west to east. Likewise, it is likely that evolutionary cloudiness will develop in the main mountain systems, with isolated showers or occasional storms. The haze will continue in the peninsula and the Balearic Islands, with what it will rain mud wherever precipitation appears, and morning mists and fogs will arise in the extreme north of the peninsula, the south of the Valencian Community and the Balearic Islands.

He Saturday the rough weather will continue in the Canary Islands with intense snow showers on the summits of the most mountainous islands and strong winds, while a sharp and extraordinary decrease in values ​​will begin in the north, which could be more than 10 degrees compared to the previous day, according to the forecast by Rubén del Campo, spokesperson for the AEMET. So, Pamplona or Vitoria will go from having 25 or 26 degrees on Friday to only 14 or 15 degrees on Saturday; However, in the rest of the peninsular territory there will be no major changes and the weather will continue to be warm for the season, with 30 degrees in points of the Guadalquivir.

He Sunday The rains will continue in the Canary Islands, less intense and tending to subside throughout the day, as the DANA moves away from the archipelago to approach the peninsula, where it will leave showers and storms in parts of Andalusia, especially in Sierra Nevada and in the south of the Andalusian Community. In the rest of the territory, stable weather with temperatures that will drop in the peninsular Mediterranean area and in the Balearic Islands and will not vary in the rest. Castellón and Alicante will have a cool Palm Sunday, with temperatures that will barely reach 20 degrees, although Córdoba, Granada or Seville will still be around 30 degrees.

Between Monday and Holy Wednesday A more uncertain scenario opens up. However, Del Campo has predicted that the approach of a storm to the peninsula on Monday that will cause a “significant change in weather” with values ​​that will drop “noticeably” in practically all of Spain, except in the Cantabrian Sea, where they will rise, and with rain in almost the entire country. That day the snow level will drop to 600-1,000 meters in the northwest and to about 1,000 meters in the rest of the northern half and points in the center. He Tuesday The weather will continue to be “mixed” with rain in almost any part of the country, although with less probability in the southeast of the peninsula, while the most abundant rain will occur in the Pyrenees and Andalusian mountains and with copious snowfall in the mountains of the north and center of the peninsula. That day it could also snow in lower areas, especially on the northern plateau, while temperatures will drop again with daytime temperatures below 15 degrees and even 10 degrees in large areas of the interior, however on the Mediterranean coast the temperatures will be exceeded. 20 or 22 degrees.

He Wednesday It will dawn with some frosts in mountain areas and in points of the plateau and central moors, although this day there will already be a clear recovery of the daytime, with a rise in the snow level, already restricted to mountains, and with rains in large areas. areas, more abundant in Galicia and the northwest, and less probable in the southeast.

With a certain degree of uncertainty, It is likely that between Holy Thursday and Holy Saturday the unstable weather will continue on the peninsula, with the passage of successive fronts associated with Atlantic storms that would leave cloudy skies and widespread rainfall, less likely on the Mediterranean slope and more abundant on the Atlantic slope. Snowfall would be restricted to mountain areas and temperatures would tend to recover.