Will it bring abundant rain and snowfall?

February says goodbye with cold, rain and significant snowfall in mountain areas, and now March arrives, the first month of climatological spring. Many people are attentive to heaven for various reasons: Failures and other festivities, Easter or the drought that continues to worsen. What weather awaits us in March?

The month of March will be marked by the foreseeable arrival of a polar jet wavy that will cause ups and downs in temperatures and more abundant rainfall than normal in much of the country, especially in the western peninsula, according to Meteored's prediction.

Samuel Biener, an expert on the meteorological information website, explains that the climatological series indicate that in March temperatures tend to be average values ​​of 2 to 4 ºC higher than those of February in the interior of the peninsula, with the rise being more moderate on the coasts and on the islands. Although March is not usually one of the rainiest months in Spain, the showers They are usually recurrent and heavy snowfalls can still occur associated with eruptions of polar or arctic air.

Thus, according to the Meteored model, in the first days of the month we expect temperatures close to average in much of Spain, except in some parts of the Mediterranean, Eastern Cantabrian, Balearic Islands and Canary Islandswhere they could be between 1 and 2 ºC above the average.

During the week of March 11 to 18in the north and east of the peninsula, the Balearic Islands and the Canary Islands, the thermal values ​​will probably be between 1 and 3 ºC above “normal” records. In the final stretch, coinciding with Easterit seems that will remain above average, but with a certain tendency to normalize in the west. Except for surprise, “everything indicates that this winter season will say goodbye without registering even a cold wave“says Biener.

Rain and snow forecast

As for the precipitationthe first days could be placed above usual values in areas of the Cantabrian slope, mountain systems and the Balearic Islands. “Normal” values ​​are considered to be rainfall that exceeds 150 liters per square meter (l/m2) in the north of Navarra and in the west of Galicia, stopping other regions where they range between 10 and 20 l/m2, such as the Ebro valley, south of Valladolid, southeast of Zamora, Cabo de Gata, Lanzarote and Fuerteventura.

Afterwards, the presence of a wavy polar jet could present drastic changes over time. The formation of a Blocking anticyclone in Scandinavia could bring storms and drops of cold air to the west of the peninsula.

In any case, it is expected that the atlantic situationsTherefore, everything indicates that the rainfall will be above average in much of the interior, the Atlantic slope and in the Canary Islands. With this situation, in principle abundant snowfall at low altitudes seems unlikelys, but with the ups and downs seen in the 'jet stream' they cannot be ruled out either, concludes the expert.