Wednesday, November 30

The first heat wave of the year could last until next Friday

The very intense and unusual heat episode for the month of June will lead this weekend to a “more than likely” and early heat wave, the first of the year, which would last until next Friday with temperatures in the southwestern peninsula will exceed 42 degrees. According to the forecasts of the State Meteorological Agency (Aemet), “the heat will be very intense in the Peninsula and the Balearic Islands at least until next Wednesday and it is not ruled out that it will last a couple more days.”

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This episode of high temperatures, very infrequent in the month of June, will give rise to “a more than probable heat wave” that will be noticeable especially over the weekend, when the thermometers will continue to rise in a generalized way, according to the advancement of the Aemet spokesman, Rubén del Campo.

He stressed that in the next two days and at the beginning of next week, many areas of Spain will have between 10 and 15 degrees higher than normal for the time during the day and 5 to 10 degrees higher at night.

Only the Bay of Biscay, some points inland and the Canary Islands will be spared for now from the soporific heat, although their arrival is also expected in the archipelago from next Wednesday or Thursday.

The worst part is Andalusia, where on Thursday 40 degrees were reached in Montoro (Córdoba) and in Morón de la Frontera (Seville) and in both provincial capitals they reached 39 degrees.

The markers will continue to rise and according to the forecasts of the Aemet, this Friday they will reach or exceed 35 degrees in the Ebro Valley, west of Catalonia, central area, in the city of Madrid, in the extreme south of Castilla y León , western Castilla-La Mancha, Extremadura and Andalusia and western.

They will be around 40 degrees in the Guadalquivir Valley, where this Friday the orange alert has been activated for high temperatures and the yellow in the Ebro and Guadiana valleys, which will be around 38 degrees.

On Saturday and Sunday a maximum of 35 degrees or more are expected in the northern plateau, northeast of the peninsula, center and south; they will exceed 40 degrees in points of the Ebro and in the valleys of the Tagus, Guadiana and Guadalquivir and even cities such as Badajoz, Córdoba or Seville, they would exceed 42 degrees.

The nights of the weekend will be “tropical”, above 20 degrees, on the Mediterranean coast, Cuenca, the central area of ​​the Ebro, the center and large areas of Andalusia and it is not ruled out that they will become “torrid” or that they will not lower than 25 degrees in some parts of Extremadura.

In addition, the formation of storms tomorrow Saturday in the northern half of the peninsula and in points of Castilla y León, which could be locally strong, is not ruled out; cloudy skies, light rains and up to 25 degrees maximum in the Bay of Biscay and in the Balearic Islands expect to exceed 35 degrees on Sunday in the interior of Mallorca.

At the beginning of next week, temperatures will continue to rise in the northern third and the Mediterranean area; they will drop somewhat in the west and will continue to exceed 35 degrees in the Ebro basin, the northern, central and southern plateau of the peninsula, while they will be more than 40 degrees in the Balearic Islands and in the Tagus, Guadiana and Guadalquivir valleys.

Next Monday and Tuesday Badajoz, Seville and Córdoba will again exceed 42 degrees; They will arrive at 40 in Alicante and Murcia, Lleida, Logroño, Zaragoza and Madrid, where at night they will not drop below 22 degrees compared to 23 degrees at night in Zaragoza or Barcelona or 25 in the city of Jaén.

Although the forecasts differ in the weather forecast from Wednesday the 15th, the Aemet has assured that “the majority scenario” predicts that the very intense heat will last at least until Friday the 17th in a good part of Spain.