The DANA (depression isolated at high levels) that unloaded strong storms this Saturday in seven autonomous communities gives way this Sunday to an escalation in thermometers that will translate into intense heat until next Thursday, with about 35 degrees in the interior of the peninsular southwest quadrant and points of the Ebro valley and the North Plateau.
The prediction of the State Meteorological Agency (Aemet) indicates that the warm episode begins this Sunday with a thermal rise in the southern half of the peninsula and the Canary Islands, which will be notable in Andalusia and the south of Castilla-La Mancha. Thus, there will be nine degrees more in Toledo regarding this Saturday, eight in Ciudad Real and six in Huelva, Madrid, Murcia and Seville.
The hottest capitals they will be Seville (35ºC); Badajoz (34); Cáceres and Córdoba (32); Huelva, Ourense and Toledo (31), and Ciudad Real, Granada, Lleida, Murcia and Zamora (30). On the other hand, only A Coruña, San Sebastián and Santander (19) will be below 20 degrees.
On the other hand, this Sunday some remnants of instability are expected in the north of the Mediterranean area of the peninsula, with showers and storms locally strong in the pre-Pyrenees of Barcelona and the Girona Pyrenees.
The sun will shine on the rest of Spain, although with cloudy intervals in the north of the Canary Islands and morning low clouds in the Cantabrian area, the upper Ebro, the Strait area and points of the South Plateau.
In addition, evolutionary cloudiness is expected in the Cantabrian Mountains, the Central System and the interior of the Mediterranean area of the peninsula, with some showers occasionally accompanied by thunderstorms especially in the northeast of Catalonia, where they could become locally strong.
Finally, this Sunday the east wind will blow on the coast of Alboran; northern component in Ampurdán (Girona), the Ebro valley and the Balearic Islands, and northeast in the Galician and Asturian coast, as well as the Canary Islands.
On the other hand, next week will begin with a predominance of high pressures and a thermal rise in large areas of Spain, which will foreseeably last until Thursday.
“Each day will be hotter than the last, with abnormally high values for the time of year in the western half. In the Mediterranean façade they will be somewhat more normal, but, in general, we will talk about fully summery atmosphere“, commented the spokesman of the Aemet, Rubén del Campo.
Thus, there will be 30 to 32 degrees in the North Plateau and the Ebro basin, between 32 and 35 in the center and a good part of the southern half, and the thermometers will even reach 36 degrees in the Guadalquivir valley.
There will also be tropical nights -that is, those in which the minimum temperature does not drop below 20 degrees- in points of the Guadalquivir valley and the Mediterranean coast, especially in Murcia and Andalusia.
Regarding the rains, on Monday and Tuesday afternoon, clouds of diurnal evolution will form that could cause a scattered shower in mountain areas and near the peninsula. Those rains could be somewhat more frequent on Friday.
In the second half of the week, the atmospheric instability and those showers accompanied by storm spread to more areas, especially in the north and east of the peninsula, and are locally strong in mountainous areas. Temperatures could drop somewhat.