These will be the most affected areas

The arrival of a new atlantic storm starting Friday will lead to an increase in atmospheric instability with rains and showers spread over large areas of the territoryless abundant in the Mediterranean, and with temperatures that will continue to be cool for the time of year.

Thus, a weekend with almost generalized showers is expected, with the largest accumulated on Saturday in the west of Galicia and the Pyrenees, the east of the Basque Country, Navarra, La Rioja and in the east of Aragon and in Catalonia, where they could be accompanied storm, according to Rubén Del Campo, spokesperson for the State Meteorological Agency (AEMET).

He Thursday It will be “a transition day”, with increasing cloudiness in most of the country and rain. Specifically, this rainfall will be at the beginning of the day in the Cantabrian Sea and the Pyrenees, but will spread to the rest of the northern third of the peninsula and to eastern areas such as the surroundings of the Iberian system, where there could be a storm. It will snow from about 1,200 meters in the northern half, although the snow level will rise to 1,500 meters in the central hours of the day.

Nighttime temperatures will increase, which could be up to 5 or 6 ºC higher than those on Wednesday. The maximum temperatures will drop in the northern half and will not vary in the south, where cities such as Badajoz, Córdoba, Seville or Murcia will be around or above 25ºC.

He Friday It will begin with instability and probable rains in Catalonia and the Balearic Islands. The center of the storm will be located off the coast of Galicia and will leave rain in the Cantabrian Sea, Alto Ebro, in Castilla y León and around the Central System. Precipitation could extend further to the east and south without reaching the Mediterranean today. The snow level will drop to around 1,000 meters at the end of the day in the Cantabrian mountain range. Temperatures will be rising in the north and east of the Peninsula and falling in the southwest. The highest values ​​will occur in the southern third of the peninsula with a maximum of about 25ºC.

The Atlantic storm will continue to influence the country's weather during the weekend. On Saturday there will be rain in the form of showers in large areas of the territory, especially around the Pyrenees, Cantabrian Sea, North Castilla y León, surroundings of the Central System and Strait Area, where they are more likely to be intense. The area that will receive the least rain, if it receives any, will be the southeast. That is, in the Valencian Community, the Region of Murcia and Eastern Andalusia the probability of rain will be very low. Likewise, the snow level will be around 1,000 to 1,200 m in the northwest of the Peninsula and around 1,500 to 1,800 m in the east.

Regarding temperatures, daylight hours will drop in much of the country except in the Mediterraneanoday in the Eastern Cantabrian Sea, where they will rise. Specifically, Bilbao will exceed 20ºC and cities like Valencia or Murcia will exceed 25ºC, while capitals like Lugo or León will not reach 15ºC.

The storm will move away on Sunday towards the British Isles, although the unstable weather will continue and the northern third will have the possibility of showers, especially Catalonia and the Balearic Islands, where they could also be intense. In turn, other points in the eastern peninsula and the Mediterranean area could register rainfall. It will be a day with low night temperatures and it could freeze again in mountain areas of the northern peninsula and in isolated points of the northern plateau and central moors. Daytime temperatures will rise, especially in the west of the peninsula, but will drop in the Mediterranean and the Balearic Islands.