The cold will leave frost in several capitals and a DANA will bring showers and storms

Temperature drops will continue until weekend. The irruption of a polar air mass in the northeast it will leave during the early hours of Friday frost in several Spanish capitals. In addition, a DANA will form in the Atlantic that will destabilize the atmosphere with showers, storms and wind in the south of Spain.

This Thursday stable weather with clear skies will prevail, with the exception of eastern Catalonia and the Balearic Islands where cloudy skies will predominate and there will be a probability of showers, in addition to the eastern Cantabrian Sea and the Pyrenees with probable light rains, according to the forecast of the State Meteorological Agency (Aemet). ).

Night temperatures will continue to drop in much of the country. There will be weak frosts in the main mountain systems of the northern half of the peninsula, more intense in the Pyrenees, and without ruling them out in the east of the Northern plateau. The Minimum temperatures will be less than 5ºC in much of the interior of the northern half and the central-eastern area of ​​the Peninsula, and cities such as Teruel They won't be far from the frost.

As for the maximums, increases are expected in the Cantabrian Sea and the northern plateau, more pronounced in the west of Galicia and the Cantabrian Sea of ​​León and Palencia, and decreases in the rest, less pronounced in the center of the peninsula. The warmest cities will be Córdoba and Seville, where in the early afternoon they will reach around 28ºC.

The wind will continue to blow with intensity in the north of the peninsula and in the Balearic archipelago.

Already on Friday, nighttime temperatures will drop further and the early morning hours will be cold. According to the prediction of the AEMET spokesperson, Rubén del Campo, the thermometers will mark values up to 10 ºC below the average values ​​of the time.

It will freeze in mountain areas, points on the northern plateau and in the center, as well as in other areas. The temperatures will fall below zero degrees in some capitals of province. For example, Soria could drop to -2ºC; Teruel or Burgos up to -1ºC; Pamplona, ​​up to 0ºC and cities like Logroño, Palencia or León will be close to frost with minimum temperatures between 0ºC and 2ºC.

However, thermometers will rise significantly during the day in the northern half, so these cities may reach a maximum of 20ºC in the early afternoon. Pontevedra or Ourense could reach 25 or 26ºC. Daytime values ​​will drop in the southwest. Even so, in the Guadalquivir they will reach or exceed 28ºC.

Otherwise, it will be a generally calm day with clouds in the morning in coastal areas and few clouds in the interior. During the afternoon, explains Del Campo, clouds of evolution will grow in inland areas and there will be a probability of stormy showers in parts of Extremadura, which could extend to mountainous environments in Andalusia. In general, they will be dispersed, but they may be accompanied by storms.

Where is it going to rain on the weekend?

Looking ahead to the weekend, the AEMET spokesperson advances that a DANA in the Atlantic that will be shallow, but it will destabilize the atmosphere in the southern half and cause an increase in cloudiness in the area. It is not ruled out that some stormy shower, generally scattered, in parts of Extremadura, Andalusia and Melillto. In the northern half and the Balearic Islands the weather will be more stable, with slightly cloudy skies and no rain.

Temperatures will recover on Saturday. The south of Galicia, the Ebro Depression, the central area of ​​the Peninsula and the southern half will exceed 25ºC in the afternoon, while the Guadalquivir valley will touch 30ºC. During this day, night frosts are no longer expected.

On Sunday the thermometers will show slightly lower values ​​in the Mediterranean area and in Andalusia. Instability will continue, with possible scattered stormy showers in the south of the Peninsula and perhaps in Melilla.

Polar air eruption for next week

As for next week, Del Campo advances that It will begin with falling temperatures and some instability in the south and that, “although there is still uncertainty”, the rains could reach the northern and eastern thirds of the Peninsula and the Balearic Islands. While, The Pyrenees will register snowfall.

For its part, the meteorological information portal Meteored points to the formation of a blocking anticyclone in the British Isles that, together with a Mediterranean low, would drive a entry of cold arctic or continental polar air that would penetrate the Peninsula from the northeast. If the forecasts are met, next week “we would have temperatures below the average values ​​in the northern half of the peninsula and the Balearic Islands, with a cool atmosphere during the day and new frosts at night.”