the areas that will approach the feared 40 degrees

The heat returns midsummer. From this one Wednesdaya rebound in temperatures is expected that will rise to 35 degrees in the northern half of the peninsula and between 38 and 40 degrees in the center and south of the countrys, reports the State Meteorological Agency (AEMET). The situation will radically change the end of the weekend for the arrival of a Atlantic storm that will bring an episode of heavy showers and stormsin addition to a noticeable thermal drop.

This Wednesday the maximums will rise in the Peninsula and the Balearic Islands on a day in which Sevilla and Córdoba will register 37ºC, according to the prediction of the State Meteorological Agency (AEMET). Just waiting for some Isolated shower or storm in the Cantabrian Sea, and in the eastern Pyrenees and Iberian Peninsula.

Meteorology warns that it is likely that exceed 35ºC in areas of the Guadalquivir valley. The minimum temperatures will also increase in general in the Peninsula and the Balearic Islands, with slight decreases on the Atlantic coast, the Cantabrian coast and areas of the southeastern coast and inland of Catalonia. The provincial capitals with higher values ​​will be Seville and Córdoba with 37ºC, Jaén and Toledo with 36ºC and Badajoz, Ciudad Real and Zaragoza with 35ºC.

The weather will be stable in most of the country, with a predominance of slightly cloudy skies and high cloudiness. It is only likely that the cloudy skies on the coasts of Galicia and Asturias. Some intervals of low clouds are also expected in the rest of the Cantabrian area, in the Pyrenees and in the east of Catalonia, generally tending to be slightly cloudy. Likewise, daytime cloudiness is expected in large inland areas of the center and northeastern half of the peninsula. This may cause some chubasco or isolated storm in the Cantabrian Sea, and in the eastern Pyrenees and Iberian Peninsula. In addition, there will be cloudy skies or cloudy intervals in the north of the Canary Islands, with the possibility of some weak and scattered rain in the north and some isolated showers in the interior. The maximum temperatures will be 24ºC in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and 27ºC in Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

Thursday morning will also be warm, with tropical nights in the northeast, center and south of the Peninsula. In cities like Malaga or Seville, temperatures will not drop below 21 or 22º. During that day, especially in the afternoon, large areas of the territory will exceed 36-38 degrees. In places like Madrid, Toledo, Granada or Zaragoza, temperatures could exceed 38 degrees, while in the Guadiana and Guadalquivir valleys, Córdoba would reach between 39 and 40 degrees.

Where is it going to rain on the weekend?

He Fridaythe effects of an Atlantic storm will be felt in the west and south of the peninsula, with rains in the Cantabrian Sea, Galicia, Castilla y León and the north of Extremadura. These rains could weakly affect Navarra, La Rioja, Aragón, the central area and the rest of Extremadura and Western Andalusia. Temperatures will drop in the south and northern third, but will remain the same in the rest of the country. The heat will continue in the northern and southern plateau of Galicia, with 32-34 degrees, and in the Ebro depression, the Balearic Islands and the center and south of the peninsula, with 34-36 degrees.

During the weekend, low pressures will spread rapidly throughout the peninsula, causing a rainy Saturday almost anywhere, except in the Mediterranean area and the Balearic Islands. On Sunday, the heaviest rains will be recorded in the Eastern Cantabrian Sea, northern Navarra, the Pyrenees, eastern Castilla y León and northern Catalonia. As to Temperatures will drop noticeably throughout the country, with a drop of between 8 and 10 degrees compared to previous days.