The AEMET warns of a carousel of fronts that will bring a lot of rain and freezing temperatures to these areas

The arrival of the meteorological spring This Friday will give way to a weekend, the first of March, with rain, significant snowfall in the north and the central mountains as well as wind and rough seas. The atmosphere will be completely wintery with daytime temperatures that in some capitals will remain in single digits.

This Friday the entire Cantabrian coast, Galicia, Asturias, Cantabria and the Basque Country, is on orange alert by strong waves of up to 7 meters, while The Balearic Islands, Canary Islands, Catalonia and the Valencian Community will be at yellow risk level. In these yellow level communities, it is expected that in addition to maritime storms, heavy rain and/or wind may be recorded depending on the region, according to the State Meteorological Agency (Aemet).

In Asturias The coastline is in orange, due to a combined sea from the northwest of 5 or 6 meters, with winds of 50 to 61 km/h (force 7), occasionally 62 to 74 km/h (force 8) offshore. In Cantabria Waves of 5 to 6 meters are also expected on the coast, according to Aemet. In Galicia the entire coast is in orange. In provinces such as A Coruña, a combined northwest sea of ​​5 meters is expected, increasing to 6 to 7 meters, with winds of 50 to 61 km/h (force 7), occasionally 62 to 74 km/h (force 8). The rains will be widespread in the Galician region and will accumulate up to 40 liters per square meter in 12 hours, especially in inland areas.

He Basque Country It is also on orange alert due to maritime storms in the two coastal provinces, due to the prediction of waves of 5 to 6 meters. In Catalonia which is at the yellow level, in addition to rough seas, gusts of between 70 and 80 kilometers per hour are expected in Girona and Tarragona; On the coast of the latter the gusts may be 90 kilometers per hour. In addition, it will rain heavily on the coast of Barcelona, ​​with accumulations of up to 20 liters per square meter.

For today, widespread rainfall is expected, more abundant in the Pyrenees and northwest of the peninsula, and less in the eastern and southern thirds. The snow accumulations will be significant in the main mountain systems of the central and northern peninsula, and could also occur in surrounding areas.

Temperatures will tend to drop, except in Galicia and Cantabria where they will remain unchanged, and in the north of Aragon and Catalonia where the minimums will increase. With these decreases, weak frosts are expected in most of the interior of the northern and eastern halves of the peninsula, more intense in the mountains.

The weather on the weekend

According to the AEMET, at least Two fronts will pass through Spain in the coming days. Thus, during the weekend overcast skies will predominate and it is expected widespread rainfall that yeswere most abundant in the extreme north of the Peninsula, where they will be persistent and locally strong during the two days. They are likely to be weaker and more dispersed in the rest, more intense in the mountains.

He Saturday, rainfall may be strong and/or persistent in the extreme northwest of the peninsula and the Pyrenees. Snow will accumulate significantly in mountain areas of the northern half and is not ruled out in lower surrounding areas, especially in the east of the northern plateau. The snow level will be between 1,400 and 1,200 meters, dropping to 700 and 1,000 in the center and north of the peninsula, with probable significant accumulations in mountain areas.

Meteorology also predicts gusts of wind will be very strong in the Canary Islands, peninsular coasts and large areas of the center and east, as well as in mountain areas. It is expected that the Cantabrian communities will activate the orange alert on the coast for another day, due to significant risk due to the maritime storm, with waves of up to 7 meters. Aragon will also be in orange level, due to snow accumulations in 24 hours of 20 cm above 1,200 meters, in the Pyrenees of Huesca. Thicknesses of 10 centimeters in 24 hours are also expected on the western Asturian coast above 900-1,000 meters.

Temperatures will be very cold in some areas from the interior and the frosts will spread and intensify. It is not expected that they will exceed 6 degrees on Saturday in Burgos, nor in León; In the city of Ávila, also in Castilla y León, the maximum will be 7 degrees, and also in Palencia, Segovia and in the city of Soria (Castilla-La Mancha). The minimum temperatures will be -1 degrees in the cities of Burgos and Palencia (Castilla y León) and also in Teruel (Aragón); In the city of León it may drop to -2 degrees.

He Sunday, the rains in the early hours will affect the northeast and southeast of the peninsula, the Strait, Alborán and the Balearic Islands, accompanied by a storm. At the end of the day a new front will affect the northwest third and will leave rainfall again in the west of Galicia. Snowfall is expected in mountain areas, without being ruled out in surrounding areas. The snow level will be at 500/800 meters in the center and north of the peninsula, and at 800/1,200 in the southeast, with significant accumulations in the Pyrenees and Cantabrian areas.

Maximum temperatures will tend to decrease, more markedly in the eastern third of the peninsula, except in the Canary Islands and the northwest. On Sunday there will be minimums of -4 degrees in Burgos; between -1 and -2 degrees in several cities in Castilla y León, and in Vitoria (Basque Country) and Teruel (Aragon). On the contrary, in Andalusian cities such as Cádiz and Málaga the minimum temperatures would be 12 degrees, according to Aemet predictions.

The weather next week

Next week the Atlantic circulation will continue with the passage of fronts, initially throughout the Peninsula and the Balearic Islands, eventually restricting itself to the extreme north. Precipitation will be abundant and persistent in the north of the peninsula, although as the week progresses their quantity and intensity will decrease. QThey can be snowy in the mountains and, with relatively low levels in nearby areasas well as significant accumulations in the extreme north, which as the week progresses as the elevation rises will be limited to the Cantabrian Sea and the Pyrenees.

Temperatures will drop at the beginning, tending to increase slightly in the middle of the week to stabilize at the end. Frosts are expected in the mountains of the northern half and the southeast, without ruling out areas close to the plateaus, weak in general and moderate in the Pyrenees. Intense winds will blow from the west and north in the Peninsula and the Balearic Islands, with intervals of strong or very strong gusts in the lower Ebro, Ampurdán, Balearic Islands, with the possibility also on the Cantabrian coast and in the mountains of the eastern third, subsiding as the season passes. week.