Red Weather Alert: The Worst Of The Filomena Storm Is
Meteorology

Red weather alert: the worst of the Filomena storm is yet to come

According to the forecast of the State Meteorological Agency, even lower temperatures are expected in Spain next week.

Several people walk this Thursday through the snow through the Albacete Linear Park.

The storm that affects all of Spain and that meteorologists have called Filomena will continue to leave intense rains in the Canary Islands, Andalusia and Ceuta and snowfall from south to north until at least Saturday, to make way for the next week to a drop in temperatures that “it could exceed the thresholds of the cold wave”.

This was indicated this Thursday by Rubén del Campo, spokesman for the State Meteorological Agency (Aemet), who has advanced that in the coming days he will continue snowing in many areas of the center and the east of the peninsula, where thicknesses of more than 20 centimeters are expected, which could exceed 40 centimeters in the surroundings of the Iberian System.

The forecasts of the Aemet indicate that from next Sunday it is likely that the weather situation “tend to stabilize” and that the combination of clear skies, light wind and snow on the ground can lead to strong frost inside, especially in the center, with a sudden drop in temperatures to -5 degrees in Madrid capital or -10 in Soria and Teruel.

This Friday, January 8, they expect heavy snowfall in central areas, as well as in the interior east and southeast of the peninsula, with fairly low snow levels, which can accumulate thicknesses of up to 10 centimeters and locally 20 centimeters, according to the Spanish Meteorological Agency (Aemet).

Alert throughout Spain

All of Spain, except the autonomous city of Melilla, continues to be on alert for intense cold, wind, rain and snow that the Filomena storm is leaving in its wake and that this Thursday activated the red warning (extreme risk) due to intense snowfall in the communities of Madrid and Castilla La Mancha.In the Community of Madrid the alert is orange (important risk) due to cold during the morning of up to -6 degrees minimum and snowfall, but as of 6:00 p.m. it activated the red level due to the accumulation of up to 20 centimeters of snow in the metropolitan area and in the south and west of the region.Too Castilla-La Mancha has activated the red alert, in this case throughout the day due to snowfall in all provinces, except in Ciudad Real, which could accumulate up to 20 centimeters thick in 24 hours and will continue this Saturday, with temperatures down to -8 degrees in Guadalajara.As for the rest of the communities, there is an orange warning in Andalusia throughout the day due to rain in Cádiz, Seville and the Strait of up to 80 liters per square meter in 12 hours, snowfall in Jaén, Granada and Almería between 15 and 20 centimeters thick, wind of up to 70 kilometers per hour in Jaén and Málaga and waves of up to 4 meters on the south and east coast.Aragon has orange alert all day due to snow accumulation of up to 20 centimeters in Teruel and Zaragoza and temperatures of up to -10 degrees in the Huesca Pyrenees; in Asturias it is yellow early in the morning for up to -8 degrees in Picos de Europa and in the Balearic Islands there is a yellow warning from mid-morning due to adverse sea and waves of up to 3 meters in Ibiza and Formentera.In the Canary Islands the islands of Lanzarote, La Palma and Tenerife are on orange alert due to winds of up to 90 kilometers, rains that can reach 60 liters per square meter, combined sea and waves of up to 6 meters, while the rest of the archipelago is in yellow notice.Cantabria has the yellow level activated for lows of up to -8 degrees early today; in Castilla y León there is an orange alert until 11:00 a.m. for up to -12 degrees of temperature in León, Palencia and Segovia and snowfalls are also expected in the Central system of up to 8 centimeters thick in 24 hours and in Catalonia they are in orange warning to first hour by snowfall in the south of Tarragona of 15 centimeters thick and temperatures of up to -10 degrees minimum in the Catalan Pyrenees.In Extremadura throughout the day there is an orange alert by snowfall of up to 5 centimeters in Cáceres; Galicia is in yellow early in the morning due to minimums between -7 degrees and -2 throughout the community and in Murcia there is an orange warning for snowfalls up to 15 centimeters thick in the northwest, winds of up to 70 kilometers per hour and waves of up to 3 meters in Mazarrón and Cartagena.Navarra has activated the yellow alert early in the morning due to low temperatures, down to -8 degrees in the Pyrenees-, the same as the Basque Country, where it will reach -6 degrees in Álava, and La Rioja, which will reach a minimum of -9 degrees this morning.In the Valencian Community there is an orange notice throughout the day due to snowfall 15 centimeters thick in the interior of Valencia and Castellón and also due to adverse coastal phenomena and waves of up to 3 meters in Alicante, while in the autonomous city of Ceuta the warning is orange first thing in the morning and then yellow by rainfall of up to 80 liters per square meter in 12 hours.The Aemet warns that with the red alert the risk is extreme with unusual weather events of exceptional intensity and with a very high level of risk for the population, and with the orange alert there is a significant risk in unusual weather phenomena and with some danger for usual activities.

This weekend

The saturday 9 Filomena will be located in the Mediterranean area, which will intensify the rainfall, especially in the communities further east of the Peninsula, and also the snowfall, which will be more abundant than in previous days and will affect the entire interior of the peninsula with an 80% probability, except west of Andalusia, Extremadura, Galicia and parts of the northern third.

According to the Aemet, there is more than 70% probability that on Saturday more than 10 centimeters of snow will accumulate in the Community of Madrid, including the capital, and in the central and eastern Castile-La Mancha, south of Aragón and interior of the Valencian community.

Snowfalls up to 5 or 10 centimeters thick are also expected in eastern Castilla y León, Navarra, La Rioja, inland Basque Country and the rest of Aragón and Catalonia and rain that can be strong and accompanied by storms in the Balearic Islands, low-lying areas of the southeast, southern Andalusia and points in the Canary Islands.

The minimums rise in the northern half and daytime temperatures drop in many inland areas, where it will barely exceed 0 degrees throughout the day.

On Sunday 10 the rains and snowfalls could continue at low levels in areas of the center and east of the peninsula and in the Balearic Islands, although losing some intensity, while in the western third of the Peninsula there will be no rainfall.

To be continue raining in the north of the Canary Islands of greater relief and temperatures will rise in most of the country, except in the extreme south.

The atmosphere will continue to be very cold, “midwinter”, according to the Aemet, with values ​​that from today until next Sunday will be between 5 and 10 degrees below the usual ones at this time, “which is one of the coldest of the year.”