The First Wave Of Frost Arrives In Spain: Cold Below
Meteorology

The first wave of frost arrives in Spain: cold below zero and wind for the weekend

The arrival of winds from the north will precipitate the drop in night temperatures and will end the summer weather in November.

Variations of minimum temperatures in the Peninsula and the Balearic Islands for 11/22.  Aemet.

Ehe cold and wind will put an end to the hot weather recorded in recent days, although the weather in general will remain stable, according to the State Meteorological Agency (AEMET), which expects a notable drop in temperatures from Friday to normal values ​​for this time.

The AEMET spokesman, Rubén del Campo, pointed out that the atmospheric stability of recent days, which gave rise to numerous fog banks and higher than normal temperatures, are coming to an end afterIt is a Wednesday in which 32 degrees Celsius were exceeded in large areas of the Canary Islands, 28ºC in points of the province of Malaga and 25ºC near the coast of the Basque Country.

The spokesman stressed that these temperatures were in many cases between 5 and 10 degrees Celsius above normal for the month of November which is being “quite warmer” than usual.

The arrival of winds from the north will have a clearer effect that will be a “notable drop” in temperatures that will be seen throughout the country, including in the Canary archipelago. It will sweep away the intense and persistent fog that affected the interior of the peninsula during the last few days.

As of the weekend, the wind will subside but the high pressures that favor night cooling will continue due to the presence of clear skies and are also expected frost in mountain areas and in the moors as well as in the northern plateau. However, “relatively mild” days are expected and the fog banks will also return.

However, the anticyclone will serve as a “shield” against the passage of storms, so the AEMET does not expect rain at least until Wednesday or Thursday, when an Atlantic storm may arrive.

Regarding the weekend, Del Campo has predicted that on Saturday and Sunday the anticyclonic weather will prevail, stable and without rains in most of Spain, except for some weak and isolated rainfall that could occur on the coast of the Community, Valencia, Murcia and eastern Andalusia, as well as around the Strait.

In general, he has said that they will be weak precipitation that will occur as a result of the accumulation of cloudiness from the Mediterranean, which will take place in these areas. Fog banks will also form in the interior, during the weekend, especially in Castilla y León and in points of the southern plateau.

Regarding night temperatures, Del Campo anticipates that they will continue to drop and The frosts will spread, apart from occurring in the typical mountain areas and in the central and northern moors, they will also reach the north of Aragon, the interior of Catalonia and the plateau.

In any case, they will be weak frosts, “at most 2 or 3 degrees centigrade below zero “although it can reach -4 or -5ºC in points of Teruel, Guadalajara and the central area of ​​Castilla y León. The diurnal ones, on the other hand, will recover above all in the north, while in the south they will drop slightly, as well as in the interior of the Bay of Biscay, which will reach 18 or 20ºC. Meanwhile, in the Guadalquivir valley it will reach 22 or 24ºC, while in the rest of the Peninsula the mercury will range between 10 and 15ºC.

Looking ahead to next week, he expects the anticyclonic situation to continue on Monday and does not expect major changes compared to the weekend, although the night frosts may extend somewhat further and will affect more areas of the plateau.

Tuesday will be another similar day, but during the second half of the day a frontal system will arrive to the northwest of the Peninsula that could leave weak rains in Galicia and, as of Wednesday is when changes in the weather could occur as a result of the arrival of an Atlantic storm.

“The truth is that today the uncertainty about its position and the way it will affect us is still high,” admitted Del Campo. In any case, it anticipates that on Wednesday it rains in the north and west of the Peninsula and, as of Thursday, they could affect any other area of ​​the country, including the archipelagos.