The Aemet, forced to issue an emergency statement due to the high temperatures that reach these areas

The week has begun with instability thanks to the storm 'Pierrick' that brings rain, snow, intense wind, rough seas and plummeting temperatures. This situation has its hours numbered, since the anticyclone will prevail from Wednesday and we will once again have a radical time change.

The arrival of a dry and warm African air mass will lead to an episode of “exceptionally high” temperatures, typical of the end of June, throughout Spain and that in the Canary Islands will begin from tomorrow, Wednesday, and in the peninsula and the Balearic Islands from Thursday, according to the forecast of the State Meteorological Agency (Aemet). The maximum peak of the episode will be reached on weekend with temperatures between 5 and 12 degrees above normal for this time of year.

The highest temperatures in the entire country will be in the Canary Islands, where almost all the islands could reach 30ºC and occasionally 32ºC or 35ºC. The presence of this air mass It will be accompanied by abundant Saharan mineral dust and will cause a progressive and marked rise in temperatures, with values ​​typical of summer. The entry of these air masses will begin affecting the summits and will gradually extend to coastal strips.

Specifically, the Wednesday There will be a notable rise in temperatures in the eastern islands and a moderate rise in the western ones, with forecasts of reaching temperatures 30ºC to 32ºC on the southern and western slopes of Gran Canaria, as well as in inland areas of Lanzarote and Fuerteventura.

Starting on Thursday, the situation will extend to the islands of the province of Santa Cruz de Tenerifewhere the presence of this warm mass, intense winds and sunshine will cause maximum temperatures above 30ºC to become widespread and, furthermore, they can reach and even exceed 34ºC in the interior and south of Lanzarote and Fuerteventura, the southern half of Gran Canaria, the south and northeast of Tenerife, the south of La Gomera and El Hierro and the southwest of La Palma. “Only in those areas that are protected by the cool regime of the trade winds (generally northern coastal strips) will they remain below these high maximum temperatures,” warns Meteorology.

According to Aemet, It is likely that this situation will continue at least until Sunday, A significant drop in temperatures is expected from Monday, April 15, although there would still be small areas where maximum temperatures could reach 30ºC.

In the rest of the country, it will be from Thursday when values ​​begin to increase in large areas. That day Seville, Huelva, Ourense and Badajoz will already register 28 degrees. He Fridaythe thermometer will rise to 27-30 degrees in more than a dozen capitals: Zaragoza, Zamora, Vitoria, Valladolid, Teruel, Pontevedra, Pamplona, ​​Ourense, Lugo, Logroño, Lleida, León, Girona, Córdoba, Bilbao and Badajoz, among others.

For him weekenda stable situation will continue to dominate, with slightly cloudy skies or high clouds in practically the entire country and with records that will tend to increase moderately in the eastern half of the peninsula and the Balearic Islands and slightly in the western half.