'clash' Of Storms Over Spain: Heavy Rains And Storms All
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‘Clash’ of storms over Spain: heavy rains and storms all weekend

The Mediterranean storm will give way to another Atlantic, which will maintain the episode of heavy rainfall until next week.

The positions of both storms for Sunday.  AEMET/Sinobas

The arrival in the Peninsula of a new Atlantic storm will leave a weekend marked by rains, which will be protagonists in large areas of the country, and with temperatures, with hardly any changes, very consistent for this time of year.

This Friday the rain will still hit hard at points in Girona, Tarragona, Castellón, Almería, the Gulf of Valencia, the Region of Murcia and the Balearic Islands, where the alert has been activated for rainfall that will accumulate between 40 and 25 liters per square meter in one hour.

Are strong accumulations are in line with those collected in the last hours in points of the Central, central and eastern peninsular system, where up to 60 liters per square meter have been accumulated; in Almería and Murcia have registered torrential showers in the last 24 hours, those that accumulate 10 liters per square meter in just 10 minutes.

The Saturday it will rain in the Balearic Islands and in points of Extremadura, although the rainiest day will be recorded in Catalonia, with an orange warning for rainfall greater than or equal to 40 liters in one hour, detailed the spokesman for the State Meteorological Agency (Aemet), Rubén Del Campo.

That day, the approach of a new Atlantic storm in western Portugal will also leave strong showers accompanied by storms in western Andalusia, which may be extended to the rest of the peninsular southwest and to the Canary Islands.

As of Sunday, it is very likely that the Mediterranean storm will continue its movement to the east, but already with a tendency to improve in that area, while the Atlantic storm will leave rains, although increasingly scattered, in Extremadura and Andalusia.

Del Campo has pointed out that in Instability will predominate in the Canary Islands with rains, which will intensify on Sunday and which can be strong and with some storms in the north of the islands; the wind will blow strong or very strong in high areas of the western islands.

Regarding temperatures, the spokesman has predicted values ​​”without major changes”, with occasional frosts in mountainous areas. The Saturday, the daytime will rise in almost the entire country and at night they will fall in most of the peninsula, with some weak frosts only in mountain areas, and a snow level between 1,600/1,800 meters in the Pyrenees.

That day, the maximum will be registered in Cádiz and Alicante, with 19 degrees, followed by Almería, Bilbao, Huelva, Lleida, Málaga, Santander, Seville, Tarragona, Pontevedra and Murcia, with values ​​between 17 and 18 degrees; The coolest day will be spent in Castilla y León, where in all its provinces it will barely exceed 10 degreess.

At night, Castilla y León will also be the coldest, with minimums that will not exceed 1 and 4 degrees. On Sunday, the snow level will be high -1,400/1,800 meters- in the western half of the peninsula, and about 1,800 meters in the Pyrenees; the diurnal ones will decrease in the peninsular southwest and the Canary Islands, rising in the eastern third and the Balearic Islands, and will continue with little change in the rest.

By provincial capitals, Murcia will have the warmest day with 20 degrees, Tarragona and Alicante with 19 degrees, while in Almería, Badajoz, Barcelona, ​​A Coruña, Ourense, Oviedo, Pamplona, ​​Oviedo, Valencia, Zaragoza the thermometer will oscillate between 15 and 18 degrees.

The next week, the rains will continue in Andalusia and Extremadura, although, in general, weak, and as of Wednesday, in the north of the peninsula and in the Mediterranean area, in the Balearic Islands and Catalonia.

Stop andth thursday, and with uncertainty, the arrival of a new front is expected, “with winter overtones”, which can produce widespread rainfall and a marked decrease in temperature and snowfall in large areas of the country.