temperatures of 30 degrees in these areas

The week begins with rain, snow, intense wind and bad sea conditions, especially in the north of the peninsula, due to the arrival of the storm 'Pierrick', but the anticyclonic weather will prevail starting Wednesday with many hours of sunshine and rising temperatures, with maximums that will reach 30 degrees Celsius (ºC).

'Pierrick' was named this Monday by the French Meteorological Service, Meteo France, and is the sixteenth this season named by the Southwest European Group (Belgium, Spain, France, Luxembourg and Portugal). “With this 16th storm of the season, the number of appointments from last season, 2022 2023, which was the most abundant, is equal. Now we are tied since the storm naming system was launched in 2017,” according to Rubén del Campo, spokesperson for the State Meteorological Agency (Aemet).

“Starting on Wednesday, the anticyclone will prevail and we will have stable weather for the rest of the week. The rains will be limited to the northern end of the peninsula, although they will also subside there,” adds Del Campo. Temperatures will drop on Monday and Tuesday, and will recover from Wednesday, the day on which they will begin a progressive rise. Thus, during the second half of the week, the thermometers will show high values ​​for the season, with temperatures that will beThey will exceed 25ºC in large areas and may even touch 30ºC in some points.

This Monday the wind from the north and northwest will go cleaning dust in suspension from the atmosphere, which will subside the haze of the weekend. In addition, the wind will blow with intensity in the north of the Peninsula, with poor sea conditions in the Cantabrian Sea and on the Galician Atlantic coast. Thus, the waves in these areas will reach up to five meters. On the other hand, a front associated with the Pierrick storm will lead to rains in the Cantabrian Sea and the Pyrenees, which will also extend to much of the rest of the northern and western half of the Peninsula. In addition, The snow level will drop to around 900 or 1,000 meters. The temperatures will drop in much of the territory.

He Tuesday A marked temperature drop is expected in the east of the peninsula and the Balearic Islands. It will even freeze at dawn in mountain areas and the Northern Plateau. “It will be a cool day for the time of year, with maximums in many cases lower than the 15 degrees inside the northern half”, specifies Del Campo. That day there will be stormy showers that may be locally strong in parts of Catalonia and the Balearic Islands due to the front associated with the storm, but which will decrease throughout the day. At the same time, it will also be “an unstable day with showers” in the Cantabrian Sea, the Pyrenees and the Alto Ebro with snowfall around 800 or 1,000 metersa level that will rise throughout the day to around 1,300 or 1,500 meters.

In the rest of the country, there will be no precipitation, but there will be intense winds from the north and west that will blow more strongly in the eastern half and in the Balearic Islands, Gracierzo and Tramuntana. In this sense, Del Campo foresees that the poor state of the sea will continue on the northern coasts of the Peninsula with waves of four to five meters. Meanwhile, in parts of the Mediterranean there will be intense waves, waves of two to three meters in parts of the Catalan coast and the Balearic Islands.

For him Wednesdaythe spokesperson has referred to “a patent change of time”. “The anticyclone will be centered over the south of France and will exert its influence on the Peninsula, preventing the passage of storms. The presence of a storm in the Mediterranean could leave some instability in the Balearic Islands with some showers in the archipelago. It could also rain lightly in the Eastern Cantabrian Sea and the Pyrenees”. In the rest, few cloudy skies and no rain are expected.

The Temperatures will begin a general rise and will exceed 18ºC degrees in the early afternoon in large areas of the center, east and south of the Peninsula. “We will be around 25 degrees maximum in the interior of the Mediterranean communities,” adds Del Campo. The wind will continue to blow with intensity in some areas, especially in the northeast of the Peninsula, where the Cierzo and Tramuntana gusts will be intense, both in the northeast of the Peninsula and in the Balearic Islands.

From Thursday will continue thermal rise in much of the country until at least Saturday or Sunday. During this second half of the week, generally slightly cloudy skies will predominate, with almost no rain in any part of Spain, although on Thursday there could be some showers in the Balearic Islands.

The maximum temperatures will exceed 25ºC in large areas of the country, especially during on the weekend, when thermometers could be between 5 and 10ºC above usual and they would even exceed 10ºC above normal in the northern half.

In fact, in points in the interior of the Cantabrian Sea and in the east and south of the peninsula, such as the Ebro and Guadiana Valleys, temperatures could exceed 30ºC. “Perhaps the Mediterranean coast is a little left out, with more typical temperatures for these dates due to the effect of the breezes. This is especially true on Thursday and Friday, because temperatures will also rise there during the weekend,” indicates the Aemet spokesperson.