Wednesday, April 14

The strong squall Karim arrives in Spain: wind, storms and rain for the weekend

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The storm Karim It has already been baptized, and it will put an end to the situation of relative stability clouded by the suspended dust of African origin that predominates in Spain with the exception of the Canary archipelago and the peninsular northwest. From this Friday it will affect us causing a windstorm and swell before the rains. In addition, it will leave warnings for gusts of up to 100 km / h, as reported

This deep disturbance will cause a significant pressure gradient with strong winds and swell in the northwest. The orange notices for 100 km / h gusts and by coastal phenomena. The State Meteorology Agency (AEMET) foresees cloudy weather or cloudy intervals in Galicia and the west of the Plateau, with weak and scattered rains.

Due to the influence of the squall Karim, at the end of the day the cloudiness will increase in Galicia and western Asturias and Castilla y León, with precipitations increasing in the west of Galicia, being able to be locally strong or persistent. In the rest of the country there is a predominance of slightly cloudy or clear skies, with high clouds in the Peninsula and with intervals of morning low clouds in the Ebro valley and the north of the Mediterranean area.

The Calimas, meanwhile, will continue in the Canary Islands and the Peninsula. Possible morning mists or fogs in western Andalusia, the Meseta, the Ebro valley and the Balearic Islands. Maximum temperatures decreasing in the west of Andalusia and increasing in the northwest of the peninsula and the middle of the Canary Islands. The minimums rise in western Andalusia. A few changes in the rest. Weak frosts in the Pyrenees.

On Saturday the situation will spread across the map. The gusts of wind coming from the south will be very prominent in the west and north of the country, especially in mountain areas. Due to the approach of a cold front associated with the Karim storm, cloudy or overcast skies, with rains and showers in Galicia, locally strong or persistent in its western part.

They may spread, in a weaker dispersed way and less likely the further east, to other areas of the western third of the peninsula. Little cloudy with intervals of medium and high clouds in the rest of the Peninsula. In the Balearic Islands and eastern Catalonia little cloudy. In Canary Islands progressive increase in cloudiness from west to east throughout the day, with rainfall that will be more intense and frequent in the western islands, without ruling out that they are locally strong.

Decreasing daytime temperatures in Galicia, Valencian Community and Catalonia, generally increasing in the rest of the country. The nights will have a predominance of increases, locally notable in the Cantabrian coast.

East and southeast wind in the Mediterranean area. With a southern component in the rest of the Peninsula, strong on the west coast of Galicia and with strong intervals and possible very strong gusts in Galicia, the Cantabrian Mountains and the Pyrenees. Intervals of strong, of the east in the Strait and of the southwest in the Canary Islands.

The Sunday the rains will spread across the country with cold air in height. The situation will be great instability with very intense rains in the central strip peninsular. In the afternoon they will arrive in the east of the country, and may be intense in the northeast. Rains will be less likely in the Canary Islands and the Balearic Islands.

Due to the passage of the Atlantic front, they are expected rainfall in much of the western half of the peninsula, the Cantabrian area and the Strait. They may be locally intense and persistent in the surroundings of Galicia, the Central system, the Strait and at the end of the day in the eastern Cantabrian, upper Ebro and western Pyrenees. In the rest of the Peninsula and in the Balearic Islands, the probability of precipitation is lower, with a predominance of medium and high clouds. However, some weak rains will also be likely in the Levante area.

It is expected that in the Canary Islands, cloudiness and rainfall will recede in the early hours, so there will be a predominance of slightly cloudy skies or with intervals of high clouds. Snow levels will drop to about 1000m or less in the Cantabrian Mountains and the Central System. In the Pyrenees, they will be about 1600/1800 m.

The Daytime temperatures will have an almost general decrease, except on the Mediterranean coast where little change or a promotion is expected. The nocturnal ones, in descent in the peninsular Atlantic slope, and on the rise in the rest. Frosts in mountainous areas of the northern half.

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