Weather in Holy Week: The Diego storm will leave rains in the north of Spain


The weekend, first of the Holy Weekwill be marked by a stable environment and with temperatures typical of the season in large areas of the country, although the stormy Diegonamed by the French Meteorological Agency, will leave strong gusts of wind, rainy and intense maritime storm in Galicia And in the Cantabrian communities.

The weather situation during Holy Week will be marked by the “variable time” in the country as a whole, since the arrival of an Atlantic front is expected to penetrate through Galicia and bring widespread rainfall in numerous points and drop in temperatures before giving way, from Holy Fridayto some very sunny days and with temperatures clearly rising, according to the State Meteorological Agency (Aemet).

This Friday the sky will be covered in Galicia and the Bay of Biscay, with rainfall and strong wind from the southwest, which will spread during the day to the rest of the Cantabrian area, although the rainfall may slightly affect other points of the mountainous systems of the northern half of the peninsula.

Clear in the rest of the country

Clear environment in the rest of the Peninsula, the Balearic Islands and the Canary Islands, with slightly cloudy skies and stable weather, with light winds in general, and pleasant temperatures in most of the territory, with frosts in high areas of the Cantabrian mountains and in the Pyrenees.

Saturday is expected heavy cloud cover in most of the Peninsula, with possible weak and scattered rainfall, more likely in the eastern Cantabrian Sea and in the Pyrenees, while in Andalusia and the Mediterranean area, there will be cloudy intervals without rain.

will blow wind strong in Galicia and weak or moderate in the western component in the rest of the country, with rising thermometers in the northeast of the peninsula and in the Mediterranean area, and frost only in the Pyrenees. In the Canary Islands the stable weather will continue.

The Palm Sunday Stability will predominate in all areas, with high-type cloudiness and some intervals of evolution clouds in the mountainous systems, although some weak rain in western Galicia is not ruled out.

That day winds will blow from the south, loose or moderate in general, with intervals of strong intensity in high areas of the mountain systems, and the mercury will rise.

Arrival of an Atlantic front

The next Monday the 11th the arrival of an Atlantic front that will penetrate through Galicia and that will bring widespread rainfall in numerous points and drop in temperatures is expected.

The storm will reach mediterranean coasts during the early hours of Tuesday 12 and will end up affecting the Balearic Islands on Tuesday afternoon, with precipitation in the form of snow in the high areas of the Pyrenees. In the Canary Islands there will be probable rains in the mountainous islands.

From Wednesday 13 to Saturday 16 a progressive stabilization of the atmosphere is expected in all areas, although the remains of the front from the previous day may still produce some precipitation in the northeast of Catalonia.

From Holy Thursday stable weather will predominate in general, with slightly cloudy skies and no precipitation, except for some occasional rains or drizzles in Galicia and the Cantabrian coast, where a moderate west wind will blow.

In the rest of the territory, including both archipelagos, light winds will blow in general, with a regime of breezes on the coasts and temperatures will rise.

drought continues

According to the spokesman for Aemet, Ruben del Campofor the rest of the month of April “there is no clear trend”so it cannot be said whether it will rain more or less than normal, “as is usual in the spring months, where the uncertainty in long-term forecasts is very great.”

However, the seasonal predictions that comprise the April-May-June quarter “continue to speak of a spring whose most probable scenario is that of rain below normal in much of the western half of the Peninsula, and without a clear trend on the Mediterranean side”.

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In fact, del Campo explained that the rains in March and April “They have alleviated but not reversed the meteorological drought in Spain”since after the “fourth rainiest month of March in the 21st century” and the rainfall in the first week of April “the water deficit has gone from 42% on February 28 to 23%”.

However, with an accumulation of 315 liters per square meter since October 1 -the beginning of the hydrological year- “rainfall is still around a quarter of normal”so “we can still speak of a meteorological drought”.


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