The deep squall Lola It will irrigate large areas of the Peninsula until Monday at least, with showers, storms, hailstorms and even mud showers in the southeast. The rains will not be, yes, abundant, advances the spokesman for the State Meteorological Agency (Aemet), Rubén del Campo. The showers will reach the Canary Islands, but will not affect, or will weakly, the Balearic Islands. Lola was named Wednesday by the Portuguese Institute of the Sea and the Atmosphere (IPMA) due to the intensity of its winds in the Azores, which will not be so much in the Peninsula except for some strong or very strong gusts in the south. It can also generate a rough sea in the Mediterranean area, especially in the Alboran Sea, but “the main thing is going to be the rains, because they will be very general,” emphasizes Del Campo.
Lola it is twelfth storm with name of this season and the first since on February 17 Aemet appointed Karim after a record month of January in which five storms were baptized. “It is a necessary condition for the appointment that the storm be considered of great impact and, for this, it must generate orange warnings for very intense gusts of wind. In addition, other phenomena are taken into account, such as a strong maritime storm, heavy rains or snowfalls and that the affected areas are large ”, recalls Del Campo.
Lola It is approaching with the slow pace of a passage from Easter to continental Europe and began to affect the Peninsula on Friday afternoon. This Saturday “will send fronts that will affect mainly the west, with rains and showers in Galicia, western Castilla y León, Extremadura, western Castilla-La Mancha and western Andalusia.” There will be locally strong precipitations accompanied by hail and there will be showers in the southeast, where mud rain may occur, since then “the winds associated with Lola they will drag Saharan dust in suspension ”. In the rest of the Peninsula, except in the northeast, there will be the possibility of stormy showers and rainfall in the Canary Islands of greater relief.
The Sunday and the Monday, “with Lola something closer “, instability will increase and leave” what was classically called unsafe time “, because in those two days” there will be permanently the possibility of falling [o no] showers in almost any part of the Peninsula ”. Thus, on Sunday, heavy rains are expected in parts of the center, southern half and interior of Catalonia, and on Monday, in addition to these areas, in the northeast of Castilla y León and surrounding areas. The areas least affected by rainfall will be the northeast of Catalonia and the southeast coast. In the Balearic archipelago, a weak and scattered shower may fall and in the Canary Islands the precipitations will continue on the mountainous islands, also in the form of showers. Lola “It will not cause a windstorm”, but “there may be gusts of over 70 or 80 kilometers per hour in areas of the southern half”, especially on the coasts and in high mountain areas.
The Tuesday again there will be stormy showers, which may affect many areas and will be locally strong at points in the southern half. As of Wednesday, although there will still be a high probability of showers in much of the Peninsula, they will generally be weaker and more dispersed than in the previous days, although it cannot be ruled out that they will be locally strong in the north of Aragon and Catalonia and in areas of the western peninsula.
As for temperatures, up on Saturday and down on Sunday, while on Monday they will recover, except in the Cantabrian Sea, where they will continue to fall. The values will be high for the time in the Cantabrian area – with extreme risk of fires in the eastern Cantabrian and northern Navarra this Saturday – while the atmosphere will be cool in the Mediterranean area. Temperatures will not experience great changes in the following days, with normal values or somewhat cooler for this time of year in most of Spain.