Extreme temperatures predicted for Spain again this weekend

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Another period of extreme heat is forecast for Spain starting this weekend.

According to forecasts by AEMET, the National Meteorological Agency, Spain must prepare for a new period of intense heat. This next episode of high temperatures should start tomorrow, Friday August 19th.

As Flora Gonzalez, of the Mediaset meteorology team, explains: “For it to be considered a heat wave, at least 10% of the stations in the territory must record above-normal temperatures for five days. It is true that they will go up, that they will stay high”.

“In Andalusia it will reach 40 degrees in the next few days. But the AEMET still does not consider this a heat wave. So we would be facing heat episodes,” she added.

AEMET spokesman Ruben del Campo warned that today, Thursday August 18, there will be intense and persistent rains in the eastern and northwestern Cantabrian Sea region of Navarre. He predicted that it could reach 118 l/m² in the city of Irun in Gipuzkoa.

As indicated by Del Campo, these precipitations will lose intensity at the end of the day, giving way to the influence of the Azores anticyclone which will exert on the country. “Rains and thunderstorms will disappear from virtually all regions and the sun will shine, with rising temperatures and a fully summer atmosphere,” he said.

Specifically, he clarified that on Friday: “The only clouds expected will be in the eastern Bay of Biscay, with the possibility of some light rain. During this time, the rest of the Spanish territory will present clear skies”.

A thermal rise in temperatures is expected in almost all of Spain, which will be more pronounced in the northern half. They could rise up to six or eight degrees from this Thursday, Del Campo said.

Indeed, these should exceed 30 ° C this Friday at midday in the south of Galicia, the west of Castile and Leon and the Ebro basin, as well as a good part of the south center. , the peninsular Mediterranean area and the Balearic Islands. Islands, as reported by niusdiario.es.


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