Sunday, April 18

April storms arrive in Spain: heavy showers until the weekend

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The weather this week does not surprise us, being in the middle of spring: we are having high and low temperatures and we will go from the sun of these days to a second half of week with more clouds and showers. These may be accompanied by a storm, as reported

This Thursday the probability of precipitation in Spain will begin to increase, precipitation that will generally be in the form of showers which may be accompanied by a storm. On this first day, storms will be likely especially in the communities of Castilla y León, Extremadura and the west of Castilla-La Mancha and the Community of Madrid.

During this day, precipitation will also be probable in the Andalusian Mediterranean coast, as well as in Ceuta and Melilla, whose origin is the wet east wind in the Alboran Sea, where warnings for coastal phenomena are foreseen.

With a predominance of the southern component winds, the warm air that is over the southwest of the peninsula will travel towards the north: the maximums will drop in the southwest and the center of the country, while in the north there will be a significant thermal rise that in the eastern Cantabrian Sea could be an extraordinary ascent (10ºC more than the previous day).

Friday and Saturday passed by water

In the following days the situation will be marked by a storm or area of ​​low pressure, with a trough of cold air in height located to the northwest of the peninsula. This situation will generate atmospheric instability.

The Friday the storms will be more intense and also more extensive. The most affected area will be the northwest of the country: there may be major storms from noon on Galicia, Asturias, Cantabria, Castilla y León and Extremadura. It is also expected that rainfall will affect the Community of Madrid, Basque Country and La Rioja, without being discarded in areas of the east and southeast of the country.

They will only be less likely in western Andalusia. They are also expected showers in the Canary Islands, especially in the central hours of the day and in the islands of greater relief, which will be repeated on Saturday.

The storms of the Saturday will be prominent in much of the country. Thus, accumulated precipitation can be elevated from time to time, with significant amounts falling in short periods of time. The larger amounts could be collected in Asturias and Galicia, although showers are expected to cover more than half of the map: from the province of Huelva to the Pyrenees, passing through the center of the peninsula. Both the Balearic Islands and the Canary Islands will also have rainfall.

According to the State Meteorological Agency (Aemet), in the Balearic Islands and Melilla the sky will be cloudy with probable generally weak precipitations that could be accompanied by mud and an occasional storm. In the southeastern third of the peninsula, cloudy intervals, with low morning clouds and evolution in the afternoon that can give rise to some scattered showers.

In the rest of the Peninsula, cloudy, covered or with cloudy intervals and cloudiness of evolution, with some weak and scattered showers in the early hours that tend to become general and become more intense and with a storm as the day progresses, and may become strong in the interior of Galicia, Cantabrian mountain range, Central system, west of the North plateau and Northwest of the South plateau. In the Canary Islands, a shower in the afternoon is not ruled out on the islands of greater relief.

Sunday could be again storms moving from the west to the northeast, being restricted in the afternoon to the northern half of the country. They are expected to be less intense than in the previous days.

“The Instability moves to the east, with abundant rainfall accompanied by a storm, mainly in the afternoon, affecting the western half of the Northern Plateau, the Ebro valley and the northeast of the peninsula. With less intensity, rainfall can also affect the rest of the northern half, northern half of the southern plateau and the Balearic Islands. They are unlikely or not expected in the rest of the areas of the Peninsula and in the Canary Islands. The possible cloud of dust in suspension over the Balearic Islands moves towards the east, tending to remit “, concludes AEMET.

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