The episode of high temperatures will continue at least until Tuesday of next week and the following days will continue to be hot, as reported by the State Meteorological Agency (AEMET). The AEMET spokesman, Rubén del Campo, has specified that the warm anomaly will remain or even increase some degree during the next few days, especially in the maritime waters located between the Peninsula, Iberian and Balearic Islands.
These values, he warns, in turn favor the nights are very hot in coastal cities, since the breeze mechanism that cools the environment during the day is not as efficient. In addition, he has pointed out that the sensation of embarrassment due to the high relative humidity will be notable in the Mediterranean.
Looking ahead to the weekend and until Tuesday, the maximum temperature of 35ºC will be exceeded in the Ebro basin, the northern plateau, the central area, large areas of the southern half and interior of the Mediterranean communities and the Balearic Islands, values of 38ºC will be reached or 40ºC. In addition, to shores of the Mediterranean will “comfortably” exceed 30ºC, for example in Barcelona, Valencia or Alicante, which will have between 33 and 35ºC.
The stormy phenomena this afternoon in #Catalonia They will be loaded with precipitation… and lightning 🌩️! Look at the expected density 🟣.
Showers will be more likely in the Pyrenees and the Catalan pre-coastal (>50%).
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— Meteored | weather.com (@MeteoredES) August 5, 2022
In the evening the nights will be tropical in the northeast of the Peninsula, in the peninsular Mediterranean area and in the Balearic Islands, as well as in large areas of the center and south of the Peninsula. Nor does it rule out that it happens some hot night, over 25ºC in those same areas and in particular in the coastal cities of the Mediterranean, in large cities in the center of the Peninsula, especially towards the end of the week.
For the Canary Islands, it is forecast that the warm environment will continue for the rest of the week and also in the first days of the next, with very hot early mornings above 25ºC and again in the midlands of Gran Canaria they will have daytime values above 32ºC in the south of the islands and 36º or 38ºC may be exceeded in the midlands of southern Gran Canaria.
On the other hand, has indicated that the skies will be slightly cloudy or clear from this Friday and early next week. These days in the afternoons will continue to form storms, especially in the northern half of the Peninsula, where they may be locally strong and they will be accompanied by intense gusts of wind and hail, especially in the Pyrenees and they are not ruled out in the rest of the areas.
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Del Campo does not rule out that some of these phenomena are accompanied by little or no rainfall, a phenomenon known as dry storms that can be accompanied by important electrical equipment and strong gusts of wind, which can favor the start of forest fires. For this reason, it warns that the risk will be very high or extreme in most of the interior of the peninsula.
“It is possible that this episode is classified as a heat wave due to the recorded temperature records and those forecast for the next few days. Thus, it could be defined as a heat wave that would have started on the 30th or 31st and that will extend until next August 5 or 6,” he specified.
In any case, whether or not it is a heat wave, it stands out that very high night and day temperatures will continue in much of Spain, at least until Tuesday in large areas of the northern half of the peninsula. They will be maximum temperatures during these next days between 5 and 10 degrees Celsius higher than usual for the time and between 3 and 5 degrees above the average values of the time.
In most of the rest of the areas and also, although there is still uncertainty about it, it is possible that during the second half of next week temperatures will rise again.
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