Spain remains on alert, with the exception of the Canary Islands and Extremadura, due to wind, rain and coastal phenomena, especially the north, while in the Mediterranean a storm in the process of formation, called Denise, will leave gusts of more than 100 kilometers per hour and maritime storm with waves of more than seven meters.
The spokesman for the State Meteorological Agency (Aemet), Rubén del Campo, has warned that in the Mediterranean “the risk is significant”, “so be very careful”. At the same time, the rest of the country remains under alert, especially the Cantabrian coast, especially due to wind, although there are several adverse phenomena that will last until Thursday, especially in the north and west of the peninsula.
The communities of Andalusia, Aragon, Asturias, the Balearic Islands, Cantabria, Catalonia, Galicia and the Basque Country are on orange alert with significant meteorological risk due to wind, rain, snow and storms, and both Castillas, La Rioja are at a yellow level slightly lower than the previous , Madrid, Murcia, Navarra and the Valencian Community, and the autonomous city of Ceuta.
The Ministry of Transport, Mobility and the Urban Agenda has activated its means to deal with the snowfall that may occur in Aragon and Catalonia in the coming days, including 333 snowplows and 49,090 tons of fluxes.
The Paseo Nuevo in San Sebastián has already closed vehicle traffic and will also close the passage this afternoon to pedestrians and other points near the sea, while in Catalonia Civil Protection has already urged extreme caution against possible falls of branches and other objects .
According to the Aemet spokesperson, due to the significant difference in atmospheric pressure between the Azores anticyclone and a storm in the British Isles, the wind will be especially strong in the coming hours on the peninsula and the Balearic Islands.
This front will be reinforced by the passage of a cold front accompanied by maritime storms in coastal areas and waves that could exceed 7 meters on the Galician and Cantabrian coast and 3 or 4 meters in the Mediterranean.
It will also leave rain in many parts of the peninsula, with snowfall in the mountains, especially in the Pyrenees, starting at around 2,000 meters of altitude at the beginning of the day, but dropping to 900 or 1,000 at the end, and there will also be stormy showers around Balearic Islands, some of them could be strong and associated with very strong gusts of wind, del Campo specified.
According to Aemet data, at the Estaca de Bares (A Coruña) and Valdezcaray (La Rioja) stations this morning gusts of 124 and 100 kilometers per hour were reached respectively and very strong wind intensities were also reached, in the around 100 kilometers per hour, in Puerto Leitariegos (Asturias), La Pinilla (Segovia) or Cabo Busto (Asturias).
For the next 72 hours, waves of up to 7.9 meters could be reached in the peninsular Atlantic and 6 meters in the Mediterranean, as reported by Puertos del Estado (Ministry of Transport and Mobility), on its website.
On Tuesday, the intense stormy showers could continue in parts of Catalonia and the Balearic Islands, although with a tendency to subside, and that same day a new front will enter the northwest of the peninsula that will cause especially abundant rains in Galicia and snowfalls mainly in the Pyrenees, from low levels, about 900 meters, but that will go up to more than 2,000 meters.
As for temperatures, they will drop in the eastern half of the peninsula and in the Balearic Islands, and in the interior of the peninsula the maximum will be around 10 to 15 degrees, with records in central hours of the day of between 15 and 20 degrees in the Bay of Biscay. and Mediterranean; In addition, there will be weak night frosts in points of the plateau and páramos in the northern half and central zone.
As of Wednesday and Thursday, the arrival of successive fronts associated with Atlantic storms will give rise to rainy days in the north and west of the peninsula.