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A Friday of snow at low elevations in the northern third will give way to a cold and dry weekend


The snowfall that is falling can hinder communications, especially in Navarra, the Basque Country and in the north and east of Castilla y León, without being able to rule out the surroundings of the Central system, between Madrid and Segovia

Attention this Friday with the snow at low levels in the northern third of the peninsula, warns Rubén del Campo, spokesman for the State Meteorological Agency (Aemet), since the level in said area is only 400/500 meters.

The snowfall that is falling "can hinder communications, especially in Navarra, the Basque Country and in the north and east of Castilla y León, without it being possible to rule out the surroundings of the Central system, between Madrid and Segovia."

Asturias, Cantabria, Castilla y León, Catalonia, Navarra, the Basque Country and La Rioja have a yellow warning, the lowest on a scale of three, for snowfall, with accumulated amounts ranging from 15 to 2 centimeters depending on the area.

In addition, Aragon has a yellow warning for wind and the Balearic Islands for rough seas, which is orange ―important risk, the second level of the alert system― in Girona.

The cold and dry anticyclonic weather in Spain will continue in the coming days, advances the Aemet spokesman.

In general, it will not rain over the weekend, except in areas of the Pyrenees, the Bay of Biscay, isolated points in the Mediterranean area and the Balearic Islands, where weak and isolated rainfall is expected, as well as snowfall from 400/500 meters, which will be more significant in the Cantabrian mountain range, where between 5 and 210 centimeters of snow can accumulate.

The arrival of the cold winds of the N winds is giving rise to a "clear and icy January".

Air ventilation in urban centers favors good air quality in cities and clear blue skies in many areas.


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It will also continue to be cold, with widespread frosts in the interior of the peninsula and a cold environment during the day.

"Temperatures in general will be between 3° and 5° below normal in large areas, and even the maximum will remain between 5° and 10° below," the expert points out.

Sunday morning will be "especially cold", with lows between -2 and -4° in much of the interior of the north and east of the peninsula, although in mountainous environments the frosts will be stronger, such as in the valleys of the Pyrenees or the outskirts of the Iberian system can be lowered to -8° and up to -10°.

During the day, it will not exceed 10° maximum in most of the interior of the peninsula, except in the Guadalquivir valley, where it will touch 12°/14°.

In large areas of the center and north of the Peninsula, the thermometers will barely reach 6°/8° in the central hours of the day.

In addition, the northerly winds will blow strongly over the weekend in the northern and eastern thirds and in the Balearic Islands, which will multiply the feeling of cold in these areas.

The next week, between January and February, will be cold and dry.

"The anticyclonic, dry and stable weather will continue to predominate, but as of Monday, the temperatures will begin a progressive rise," predicts the meteorologist.

Although it will continue to be cold, it will be less than these last days.

"In the central hours of the day, higher values ​​and closer to the normal average will be reached each time", details Del Campo, to underline that on Wednesday/Thursday it will already exceed 10° at noon in the north of the peninsula and 14° /16° in the center and the south, it will even be around a quasi-spring 18° in points of the Mediterranean and the Guadalquivir valley.

At night, the frosts will continue to occur in the interior, but they will be "less and less intense and extensive."

#ProbabilityPredicted precipitation from today Thursday 26 to Sunday 29 January

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Rainfall will be "scarce" in the first half of the week, although some weak and scattered rain could fall in the Bay of Biscay, in the upper Ebro and in southern Andalusia, with some snowfall in the Pyrenees.

Already on Thursday, the precipitations could be more abundant, although not too much, in the extreme north and extend to the Mediterranean area, with more snowfall in the Pyrenees.

In the Canary Islands, this Friday the trade winds will blow, which will bring clouds and rain to the north of the islands with greater relief.

In the rest, cloudy intervals.

Over the weekend, cloudy skies with rain in the north of the islands, which can spread in a weaker and isolated way to the rest.

The trade winds will continue to blow, although they will loosen up on Sunday.

The next week, more stable weather in the archipelago, with some drizzle in the north of the most mountainous islands.

Temperatures will rise slightly.

What will the weather be like in February? 

With the logical precautions, since long-term predictions are subject to greater uncertainty, Del Campo points out that the first week will be more of the same, cold and dry.

"Temperatures and rainfall will be below average," predicts the Aemet spokesman.

However, for the second week a more temperate environment is already expected, "following in the wake of the largest in Europe, where temperatures will be clearly higher than normal."

In Spain "they will also be in a good part of the eastern half of the Peninsula and in the archipelagos, while in the western half the values ​​will be closer to normal" for this time of year.

As for the rains, there is no clear trend for the second week, although they may be below normal in parts of the eastern interior.

In the second fortnight there is no clear trend in rainfall either, since no scenario has greater probabilities than another, "although they could be lower than normal in the northwest."

Temperatures will continue to be warmer than normal in the east and on the islands, especially in the third week.

Thus, except for the first week, the trend is a return to heat with the unknown of the rains after a first week in which they will be scarce.

February “is usually the third coldest month of the year after January and December, with an average temperature of 7°C and it usually rains less than the other two winter months, but more than the first month of spring.

Source: elparis

All news articles on 2023-01-27

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