These are the affected areas

The actual abnormal heat episodewith temperatures more typical of summer than the final stretch of May, this Thursday brings the first warnings from the State Meteorological Agency (Aemet) for intense heat of the year on the peninsula. The thermometers could mark 38 degrees this Thursday in the central hours of the day in areas of Córdoba and Seville (Countryside), and Jaén (Guadalquivir Valley). Furthermore, a frent in the extreme north of the peninsula It will leave probable rainfall in the Cantabrian area and in the north of Galicia. Specific, Córdoba, Jaén and Seville (Andalusia) will be on notice due to high temperatures; Barcelona and Girona (Catalonia) due to rain and A Coruña (Galicia) due to coastal phenomena.

Regarding temperatures, maximum temperatures will rise in the archipelagos and the southern half of the peninsula, and will fall in the northern third, more markedly in the Cantabrian Sea, the upper Ebro and Aragon due to the influence of an Atlantic front. It is likely that 35 degrees will be reached or exceeded in the Guadalquivir, the interior of Huelva, Extremadura and areas of southern Castilla La Mancha. lThe highest values ​​in provincial capitals will be 39ºC in Córdoba and Seville, 38ºC in Badajoz and 36ºC in Cáceres, Ciudad Real, Granada, Jaén and Toledo.. It will soften especially in Oviedo, San Sebastián and Santander (18), and Bilbao and Vitoria (19).

Atlantic front in the north

On the other hand, the passage of a atlantic front will affect the extreme north of the peninsula during the afternoon, when clouds and probable rains in the Cantabrian area and northern Galicia. In addition, in the Pyrenees and in the northeast of Catalonia there will also be cloudy skies and precipitation in the form of showers accompanied by occasional storms is expected. And there is a low probability of afternoon showers or occasional thunderstorms in the Iberian System, the Central System and the northwest environment of the Cantabrian Mountains.

On the other hand, the prediction includes probable morning fogs and mists in the extreme north of the peninsula, on the Catalan coast and Alborán and adds that in the southern third of the peninsula the presence of haze is not ruled out. Regarding the wind, the state agency details that moderate northwest winds will intensify in the eastern Cantabrian Sea, the Ebro valley and the Ampurdán, where there will be strong intervals or some very strong gusts.

Temperatures drop

Temperatures will experience a notable drop on Friday in much of the north and east of the Peninsula, as well as in the Balearic Islands. In some areas, the decrease will be significant, reaching between 6 and 8 degrees less compared to the previous day. In the interior of the Cantabrian regions, temperatures will not exceed 20ºC, while in the rest of the north and the eastern third of the peninsula temperatures above 25ºC will be recorded.

The southwest of the Peninsula will continue to be the warmest area, with a slight increase in temperatures in the Guadalquivir. In Extremadura, western Castilla-La Mancha and much of Andalusia, temperatures at dawn will be above 20ºC and during the afternoon they will exceed 34ºC. In the Guadalquivir Valley, temperatures could reach between 38 and 40ºC, especially in the provinces of Córdoba and Jaén. It is also possible that these temperatures will be recorded in some points of the Guadiana Valley in the province of Huelva.

Regarding precipitation, Showers are expected in the extreme north of the Peninsula, as well as in parts of Catalonia and the Balearic Islands, with the possibility of some afternoon showers in the inland mountainous areas. Furthermore, there could be dry stormscharacterized by the absence of significant precipitation and accompanied by electrical equipment and strong gusts of wind.

During the weekend, temperatures will continue to decrease slightly in the south of the Peninsula, while they will increase slightly in the north and in the Mediterranean area. In the Cantabrian communities, temperatures will be between 20 and 22ºC, and in the northeast, center and south of the Peninsula they will reach 30ºC or more, with values ​​higher than 34ºC in the Tagus, Guadiana and Guadalquivir valleys. Besides, Showers are expected in the Eastern Cantabrian Sea and the Pyrenees, and in isolation in the mountainous areas of the east and south, with the possibility of new dry storms. The rest of the territory will have mostly clear skies.

Looking ahead to next week, according to the AEMET spokesperson, temperatures will begin to rise again, with the possibility of isolated storms in mountain areas.