AEMET issues a late-breaking statement on the abrupt change of weather coming to Spain
The State Meteorological Agency (AEMET) has published a new communiqué on Thursday informing of the “drastic change in the weather” that will arrive, according to its forecast, between Friday and the weekend. “After the continued episode of stability and high temperatures in recent days, during the next few days a very significant change of weather is expected in the Peninsula and the Balearic Islands, with the arrival of a mass of cooler air from the Atlantic,” they detail from the AEMET.
During Friday, there will be a notable drop in temperatures on the Cantabrian coast and the upper Ebro, with highs of 22-24 degrees on the Cantabrian coast. This drop in temperatures will extend throughout Saturday to the rest of the interior of the peninsula, with highs below 32-34 degrees in large areas of the northern half, but still exceeding 40 degrees in the Guadalquivir valley. During Saturday, persistent rainfall is expected in the Cantabrian Sea and thunderstorms in the Mediterranean area, more likely in mountain areas, where they may be occasionally heavy, but without ruling out the possibility of them reaching the coast”, the statement continues.
As far as Sunday is concerned, “temperatures will fall across the board, with the exception of the extreme southeast of the peninsula“. The 30 degrees is likely to be exceeded only in the southwest quadrant, the Mediterranean coast and the Balearic Islands. “During this day an intensification of the north wind is expected throughout the territory, which will blow strongly with possible very strong gusts in mountainous areas of the northeast as well as in the Ebro valley and the Balearic Sea, and which will favour persistent rainfall in the Cantabrian Sea”. The AEMET indicates that, with the due uncertainty associated with the forecast period, strong storms are also likely to occur in the northeast of the peninsula and the Balearic Islands.