The heat wave that has left extreme temperatures in our country during the weekend it is already history. At least it is for the Spaniards who live in the Peninsula, since in the Canary Islands they continue to suffer the ravages of the sub-Saharan air mass that has been moving throughout the country these days and has left record temperatures.
Sunday’s day ended the dog days that said goodbye with values of 47ºC in the meteorological station of the Alcantarilla Air Base (Murcia), while the long-awaited drop in temperatures was already noticeable in the northern half, although it is true that on the Galician and Cantabrian coast the temperatures have been low for weeks.
Thus, this Monday they were still registered values up to 44ºC in the Guadalquivir valley and temperatures between 41ºC and 43ºC in places like Almería, Granada and Huelva. In areas such as the Tagus and Guadiana valleys, as well as in the Communities of Castilla-La Mancha and the Region of Murcia, the thermometers reached 40 ºC.
“Still this Monday the heat is extreme in points of the southeast of the peninsula and the Guadalquivir valley, with more than 43ºC and 44ºC. But special attention to the Canary Islands: today they will reach up to 45ºC, and tomorrow there is a significant and extreme risk due to high temperatures (more than 40ºC) “, explained Rubén del Campo, Aemet spokesperson, through his Twitter account.
Still this Monday the heat is extreme in points of the southeast of the peninsula and the Guadalquivir valley, with more than 43 and 44 ° C.
But pay special attention to #Canary Islands: today they reach up to 45 ° C, and tomorrow there is a significant and extreme risk due to high temperatures (more than 40 ° C)#OlaDeCalor pic.twitter.com/WeWHy01CW8
– Rubén del Campo (@Rub_dc) August 16, 2021
It will be from today when there will be a great drop in temperatures between 5ºC and 10ºC (and up to 15ºC in some cases) compared to the exceptional values registered during the weekend in the southeast half of the peninsula. Except in the Canary Islands, where it could exceed 40ºC again, starting this Tuesday the environment will be much more bearable in the country, with usual values at the time.
In this way, provinces such as Córdoba, Granada or Huelva, will have much more pleasant temperatures, with 39ºC, 37ºC and 35ºC maximum. There will be “tfalling temperatures, noticeable in large areas. Winds with an east component on the Mediterranean slope and a west component on the rest, “says Aemet.
Extremadura will also experience a clear decline in thermometers in the coming days, with maximums that they will not exceed 36ºC or 37ºC in points such as Mérida, Almendralejo or Don Benito, which registered values this weekend that were around 46ºC. As much or more of the same will happen in Murcia, which although yesterday still saw how the thermometers reached maximum temperatures of 46ºC in points in the center of the province, on Tuesday and Wednesday it will register maximums around 31ºC.
Likewise, Castilla-La Mancha, which also suffered last weekend from the heat wave, with Talavera de la Reina registering its maximum temperature record with 45.5ºCYou will also see how the thermometers return to normal. During this Tuesday and next Wednesday the maximums will be 36ºC. “TFalling temperatures, notable in the case of the maximums in the southeast. Loose winds prevailing east and southeast in Albacete and southern Cuenca and the northern component in the rest of the Community “, predicts Aemet.
The thing does not end here, in certain territories the thermometers could be below normal and isolated showers can occur in the Cantabrian, in the eastern half and El Estrecho. “Falling temperatures, noticeable in large areas. East component winds on the Mediterranean slope and of western component in the rest “, points out the State Meteorological Agency.
The thing will not last long, since the meteorological models predict an increase in temperatures again for the weekend, especially in the southeast of the peninsula. Still, August is expected to end with normal temperatures due to the possible presence of cool air masses and instability from the Atlantic.