the map that reflects the effects of DANA

The countdown starts for the Holy Week 2024 and, like every year, the Weather forecast is once again one of the topics with the greatest expectation among the population to know the weather during the week, since the presence of rain could prevent going out on the different streets of Spanish towns and cities. The hospitality sector, which hopes to exceed the figures obtained last year, is also awaiting the forecasts.

The State Meteorological Agency (Aemet) has not yet made a definitive forecast, although some experts in atmospheric science have already predicted the state of the sky by then. The well-known meteorologist Mario Picazo has been the first to make a preview of the festive week and to point out those areas of Spain where it will be necessary to take out the umbrella.

At the end of the week, the arrival of a atlantic front accompanied by a cold air pocketing (DANA) could leave atmospheric instability in many parts of the country where significant accumulations could be recorded. From this one Sunday March 24according to the expert meteorologist, “the rain could be much more than normal in the following areas of the map of Spain: in points of GaliciaWest of Castile and León and north of Estremadura“. While it will be slightly rainier than normal “in all the Atlantic slope, south, northeast and peninsular interiornext to the Canary Islands“. The rest of the Spanish regions would be within normal levels in terms of rainfall.

Historical record for the last week of March

According to climate data recorded in the last 30 yearsthe characteristic weather at the end of March in Spain is usually unstable. This year, Holy Week begins on March 24, with the celebration of Palm Sunday, until Monday, April 1, with the beginning of Easter. The majority of the meteorological stations distributed throughout the national territory indicate that In more than 80% of the years, rainfall is recorded during the last week of Marchbeing the Cantabrian slope where the highest percentages of accumulated are recorded and the southeast of the peninsula where the lowest amounts are recorded.

Regarding average temperatures, at the beginning of spring Thermometers usually range between 7ºC in inland areas and 16ºC in areas of the south and east of the peninsula.reaching the 20ºC in the Canary Islands. It remains to be seen if the thermal values ​​for this coming week adjust to the average.