Time of ‘madness’ in Spain this week: from spring heat to cold and ice in a few days

On Wednesday the rise in thermometers will be up to 8ºC in the north of the peninsula, but Friday brings a new cold front.

The trough gives way to high pressure starting Wednesday.  AEMET/SINOBAS

In recent days a winter environment has been recorded with frost, snow, rain and storms. However, in the next few hours it will take a turn with a anticyclone and a notable rise in temperatures before they drop again on Fridayas it progresses the time is.East Wednesday temperatures will rise maxims of form widespread on the peninsula. It will be more noticeable in the northern half, especially in Cantabria, the Basque Country, Navarra, La Rioja and the northeast of Castilla y León, where the rise could be 6ºC-8ºC compared to Tuesday.

That day, according to the spokesman for the State Meteorological Agency Rubén del Campo, high pressures will prevail again in almost all of Spain, although the frontal systems associated with Atlantic storms that will circulate through the North Atlantic and will affect Galicia, Cantabrian, Pyrenees and northern Cataloniawhere they will leave weak rains.

The Wednesday morning will be cold again, with frosts in mountain areas and on both frozen plateaus that will be somewhat more intense this day. In fact, that day it can drop below -5ºC in the east of Castilla y León, the northeast of Castilla-La Mancha and the south of Aragón. During the day, however, temperatures will rise “notably” in the northern half.

The Thursday the minimums will rise and there will be no frost. The highs will continue to rise, especially in AragonCatalonia and the Valencian Community, with 4ºC-6ºC more than the previous day. Temperatures will also rise on the Cantabrian coast, points in the center and southeast of the peninsula, the Balearic Islands and the Canary Islands.

The temperatures they will be slightly above normal for these dates of the year in areas of the north and east. Will be able exceed 20ºC in the Valencian Community, Murcia, the Ebro Valley and the Canary Islands. they will be able to have maxims of some 20ºC at peninsular northeastat Guadalquivir Valleyat Cantabrian coast easternmost and in the east of Majorca.

cold for the weekend

On Friday a cold front will leave some weak rainfall in the north of the country and hasTemperatures will drop again throughout the northern half. Conversely, could continue to rise in the southeast and Balearics, where the descent is scheduled for Saturday. The minimums will also drop, so frosts will occur again in the second half of the week.

AEMET specifies that they will rise again in general during the weekend, except in the Mediterranean area where the thermometers will drop somewhat. During the end of the week the nights will be somewhat colder again, with weak frosts in general in the interior of the northern half and moors in the center.

“Temperatures that in general in the second half of the week they will be normal for the time or maybe something cool values ​​at night“, comments Del Campo. In the Canary Islands, the rains will affect the north of the most mountainous islands until Wednesday, when they will subside, leaving slightly cloudy skies in general, although from Thursday or Friday suspended dust could arrive that will cause haze. Temperatures will rise throughout the week throughout the Peninsula.

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