An anticyclonic ridge will be responsible for raising the temperature starting this Monday in a large part of the country, with April or May values in the south of the peninsula and the Mediterranean. In some capitals it will exceed 20 degrees and others will exceed 25. The week will start with rain, although it is not expected to be as frequent or abundant as last week.
Maximum temperatures will rise almost all over the Canary Peninsula, with values between 5 and 10 degrees Celsius (ºC) above normal for this time of year, and will be close to 10ºC above normal in the west of Castilla y León , in almost all of Levante, Andalusia and the Canary Islands, according to the spokesperson of the State Meteorological Agency (AEMET), Cayetano Torres. On the contrary, in the Mediterranean area there will be some changes or a slight decrease in temperature, as well as the Pyrenees, which will register some changes in the minimum temperature with locally moderately high temperatures in the Pyrenees.
This Monday the maximum temperature will exceed 20ºC in provincial capitals such as Alicante (24ºC), Castellón de la Plana (24ºC) and Málaga (24ºC), among others. The rise in half of the provincial capitals is exceptional or exceptional, especially in Murcia (12 degrees above this Sunday), Albacete and Toledo (10), and notable in Alicante, Madrid and Zamora (9). The minimums are no longer below zero. The lowest temperature occurs in Soria, Vitoria, Teruel and Huesca with 2ºC. Thus, the cold is limited to the northern and central mountains and is expected to be moderate in the Pyrenees.
The week will begin with mostly cloudy skies and the possibility of rain in most of the national territory. Eleven communities are on alert for winds that reach 110 kilometers per hour, waves and rain. In the orange level are Andalusia, Asturias, Cantabria, Catalonia, the Basque Country and the Valencian Community, reports Aemet. In particular, Andalusia is on alert for accumulated rain of up to 40 liters per square meter in twelve hours in Jaén. In addition, there were maximum gusts of 70 kilometers per hour in Almería and Granada and also storms at sea, with waves of up to 4 meters. In Catalonia, wind gusts of up to 90-100 kilometers per hour will blow on the coast of Tarragona and it will also be strong in Lleida.
In the Basque Country, the three provinces are on orange alert for wind and gusts reaching 110 kilometers per hour on the coast of Vizcaya, where there is also a maritime storm and also on the coast of Gipuzkoa. In the Valencian Community, wind gusts will reach 90-100 kilometers per hour in large areas of the interior and coast of Castellón. In the yellow level of danger are the provinces of Almería, Granada and Jaén (Andalusia), Albacete (Castilla-La Mancha), Lugo (Galicia) and communities of Navarra, Region of Murcia and Aragón, due to rain, bad coastal events and due to wind gusts of up to 70-90 kilometers per hour.
The snow level will be between 1,400 and 1,700 meters in the Pyrenees, from 1,600 to 2.00 in the northwest and center, and between 2,000 and 2,500 in the south.
For Tuesday, cloudy or cloudy skies are expected on the Atlantic slope of the peninsula, with the possibility of some weak and scattered rains, which are more likely and somewhat more intense in western Galicia and northern Extremadura. The sky will be clear throughout the day and there is a possibility of some fog banks in the morning on the Atlantic side of the peninsula and haze is expected in the Canary Islands.
Looking ahead to Wednesday, the situation will remain the same as the anticyclone moves towards the Western Mediterranean, giving way to a strong southerly flow across the Peninsula. Light rain is expected in the extreme northwest of the peninsula in the early hours, which will subside throughout the day, and the sky will remain cloudy, although it will clear in some regions. It is predicted that there will be cloudy intervals in the Mediterranean area and the Canary Islands, as well as some fog banks in the morning in the two plains, the Ebro basin and the Balearic Islands with the possibility of haze in the Canary Islands. Regarding temperatures, they are likely to increase in almost the entire country except for the highest temperatures in the southern half of the Mediterranean coast where they are expected to decrease. Colds are limited to the Pyrenees and, in an isolated and unlikely way, to other mountainous areas in the center and north of the peninsula.
On Thursday, a front will enter that will mainly affect the northwest of the Peninsula, with moderate rain that will affect the northern half of the peninsula throughout the day, once again giving way to an anticyclone from north of the Azores for Friday.