the areas that will be most affected

A front associated with storm Hipólito will leave this Sunday a almost general increase in temperatures and precipitation in the northwest, especially in Galicia, according to the forecast of the State Meteorological Agency (AEMET). Specifically, the front, initially not very active, will bring abundant cloudiness that will extend from west to east and that will leave rainfall in the northwest half, weak, dispersed and occasional in general.

In Galicia they will be more abundant, especially in its western parte, where they could be locally strong or persistent and accompanied by occasional storms. Thus, A Coruña and Pontevedra will be at risk (yellow) due to rain, with an accumulated precipitation of 50mm in twelve hours. In the Mediterranean area there will be medium and high cloudiness and Some precipitation is not ruled out in Catalan and Valencian coastal areas.while in Canary Islands High clouds will predominate with cloudy intervals in the western islands and without ruling out some weak precipitation, more likely in The Palm.

This Sunday there are also probable mists and frontal fogs in the northwest half, more persistent in the mountains, as well as coastal fogs in the Strait and Alborán, as well as haze in the Canary Islands, according to the Aemet forecast, which places the snow level , with a low probability of weak snow, above 1,800 meters in the central mountains and Pyrenees.

Temperatures, for their part, will increase sharply and almost universally, even noticeable in large areas in the minimum temperatures.s. In the Canary Islands, few changes are expected in this aspect, with very high values ​​for the time of year. In this context, The frosts will continue to lose intensity and extentbeing restricted to the Pyrenees and depressions of the northeast and, dispersedly, in areas of the Plateau.

Finally, wind from the south and west is expected in the peninsula and the Balearic Islands, with strong intervals on the coast of Galicia and the Balearic Islands and very strong gusts in the mountains of the central east and southeast; while in the Canary Islands a moderate southern component is expected.

Chain of storms

Starting Monday, lThe rains will intensify and are expected to be strong and persistent in mountainous areas of the Atlantic slope.. The melting of snow in mountainous areas where there has been snowfall in recent days could lead to the overflowing of some rivers, according to the meteorological information website Meteored.

“The polar jet is expected to descend to the west of Europe, interacting with the subtropical jet. This will lead to a notable change in temperatures and the appearance of low pressure centers. Everything indicates that these storms will flow over the Peninsula from southwest to northeast“says Víctor González, Meteored expert.

The Hipólito storm will weaken before reaching the Peninsula, but it will be a second storm that will arrive next Tuesday, which “would leave adverse weather conditions in much of Spain until Thursday“In addition, some models suggest that, by the end of next week, it will affect us a third depression or Atlantic front, which could leave precipitation and a drop in temperatures.

Thus, from Monday a much milder environment is expected, with a progressive increase in cloudiness and wind speed. Between Tuesday and Wednesday the rains will intensify and it is expected that they could be strong and persistent in mountainous areas of the Atlantic As for the wind, it is expected to blow strongly, although at the moment “the depth and route of the storm are unknown precisely.”

With all this, González points out that “It is very likely that there will be strong thaws” in those mountainous areas where snowfall has occurred in recent days. “The snow level will rise above 2,000 or even 3,000 meters and due to the heavy rains, as well as the wind, the melting process will accelerate and could lead to the rise of river flows in some northern and western basins,” he warns.