The storm Diómedes arrives in Spain: alert for storm and up to -6ºC of cold in these areas

Diomedes‘, an intense storm evolving in southwestern Greece, will boost strong winds along the Mediterranean that will end up reaching Levante, where rainfall could be recorded in the coming days, as reported by the State Meteorological Agency (AEMET). This will coincide with a drop in temperatures that has put half a dozen provinces on alert.

AEMET spokesperson Beatriz Hervella explained that it is an intense storm, the fourth of great impact named by the Meteorological Group of the Southwest Mediterranean, which is part of Greece, Cyprus and Israel. Thus, after ‘Carmel’, now ‘Diomedes’ is located in the southwest of Greece where it is causing time “very adverse” in the Hellenic country.

However, Hervella estimates that Spain will not be affected by the presence of this storm with the name of a hero in Greek mythology, but there could be the possibility that favor and facilitate Levante wind flow, which will leave rainfall in some areas of the Mediterranean coast during the next few days.

Alert for storm and cold

Six provinces will be on a yellow warning this Wednesday (risk) due to coastal phenomena and minimum temperatures that can reach 6ºC below zero at certain points, according to the prediction of the State Meteorological Agency (AEMET).

Specifically, the Huesca Pyrenees; Albarracín, Jiloca, Gúdar and Maestrazgo (Teruel); the Pyrenees of Girona and Lleida; and the Arán Valley (Lleida) will be at risk due to minimum temperatures that could reach -6ºC. In the case of the Iberian Zaragoza, the thermometer can reach 4ºC below zero.

On the other hand, they are expected North wind with intervals of force 7 and waves of 2 to 3 meters in the Ampurdán (Girona); east wind of force 7 to the west of Tarifa, in the area of ​​the Strait (Cádiz); and lift of force 7 south of Trafalgar (Cádiz), mainly offshore.

In the Mediterranean area, cloudy intervals are expected this Wednesday with some weak and scattered rainfall, more likely in the southern half of the area. In addition, the cloudiness can extend throughout the day to western Andalusia and the sky will be slightly cloudy in the rest of the country, with some low clouds at the beginning in the Cantabrian area, northern plateau and central system.

The State Meteorological Agency does not rule out morning fogs in the depressions of the northeast of the peninsula and warns of the possibility of light haze in the Canary Islands.

Regarding temperatures, the state body indicates that they tend to fall in general on the Peninsula, and temperatures Minimum, which will occur at the end of the day, decline notably in the Cantabrian mountain range and the northern Iberian system. The frosts will spread over a good part of the northern and eastern interior of the Peninsula, more intense in the mountains, locally strong in the Pyrenees.

In addition, a predominance of winds of east and north components is expected in most of the country, with a strong lift in the Strait and intervals of strong winds from the east at the end in the north of Galicia and from the north at the beginning in the Ampurdán and Menorca.

In the easternmost Canary Islands, the skies will be slightly cloudy or clear with morning intervals of low clouds on the north and east coast. In the rest of the islands, there will be morning intervals in the lower areas of the northeast and of evolution in the interior in the afternoon that it is not ruled out that they may leave an occasional shower.

Temperatures in the Canary archipelago are forecast with few changes, with a slight rise in the minimum, anticipating frosts on the peaks of Tenerife and La Palma. The wind will blow from the northeast in the eastern province and from the east in the western province, decreasing in intensity in the afternoon. The coastal breeze regime will predominate.

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