Although the thermometer has already left several days of heat in many areas of Spain with the entry of summer and alerts for high temperatures, this week has started with an Atlantic storm that has affected practically the entire country, except the Mediterranean area, and that it has left a storm and has caused the temperature to drop to 10ºC in some provinces.
But this drop, unusual for the time of year in which we find ourselves, has been the prelude to the first heat wave that, predictably, will be experienced this year and that will begin this weekend with temperatures that will exceed or hover around 40ºC in much of the country, starting a July that will be hot. “The peak will be on Sunday, and on the Mediterranean coasts on Monday”, highlighted the State Meteorological Agency (AEMET) on its Twitter.
The increase in temperatures begins on Thursday
It will be from Thursday when the AEMET has indicated that high temperatures will begin to predominate, except for some light rain in Galicia, Cantabria and the Pyrenees, and some stormy showers in the Mediterranean communities and the Balearic Islands. But high temperatures and dry weather will extend from the west to the entire peninsula until early next week, with dry but stable weather prevailing.
In this way, the highest records will be reached so far this summer, and will exceed 40ºC in many areas of the center and south of the peninsula. Specifically, the AEMET has highlighted that the Guadalquivir Valley will probably exceed 43 or 44ºC.
Malaga and Seville could reach 45ºC
And it will be Friday when, in much of the southwest of the peninsula, it does not drop below 35ºC and it will reach very hot temperatures in the whole of Spain. But the strongest peaks will occur between Saturday and Sunday, where the lowest temperatures will probably be above 23 or 24ºC.
Thus, the thermometers will be able to reach or exceed 40ºC in large areas of the center of Zaragoza or the Ebro Valley. Where they will exceed them will be in southern Spain, with the exception of Cádiz, which will remain around 35ºC, but cities such as Malaga or Seville will be able to reach 45ºC these days.
Wind and heat in the Canary Islands
And in areas such as the surroundings of the city of Madrid and the interior of the peninsula, 38ºC could also be exceeded. In the Canary Islands, however, and although there will also be an increase in temperatures, the regime of trade winds will continue, blowing at strong intervals and there will be clouds in the north of the more mountainous islands.
Although the temperatures considered by the AEMET indicate that it will be the first heat wave of the summer, they still prefer to remain calm and wait to see how it progresses, since in order for it to be a heat wave, three requirements must be given. spokesperson, Rubén del Campo, in statements to Europa Press: “That the heat is intense, that it is so in a large part of the national territory and also, that it be so for a relatively long period of time, at least for three consecutive days.”