Goodbye cold, hello heat: Costa del Sol is preparing for a busy beach weekend

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After a week of relatively low temperatures in the south of Spain, the Costa del Sol is preparing for a very busy beach weekend. Beach bars are giving their terraces an extra cleaning and stocking up in bulk. The mercury will rise to 30 degrees, partly as a result of a terral wind (fohn wind) on Sunday.

The temperature rise already started on Friday thanks to an Atlantic air mass, said Jesus Riesco, director of the AEMET meteorological centre. For those who still look expectantly at the sky in the hope of some rain clouds to combat the drought, the news is less positive: no more precipitation is expected in this part of Spain for the time being.

Summer Sunday with terral wind

An additional temperature increase will occur on Sunday due to the influence of terral winds. This wind from inland brings summer temperatures. Combined with a warm westerly wind (poniente), the mercury will rise even further during peak hours. Especially inland behind the Costa del Sol, Malaga City, Marbella, Estepona and also east of the provincial capital in Vélez-Málaga. Here it can even get warmer than 30 degrees.

Three days, three different weather conditions

Friday is a transition day, with warm air and levant winds already pushing temperatures up. Although the mercury will not exceed 23 degrees. Saturday is forecast to be characterised by more southeasterly winds and more pronounced heat. It will be around 25 degrees on the coast and 30 degrees inland will be no exception.

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On Sunday, the terral wind will further increase the maximum temperatures along the coast to around 29 degrees and inland, for example at Coín and surrounding municipalities, to around 32 degrees.

No rain in sight

For the time being, at least in the first two weeks of May, there appear to be no new rain showers in Málaga. This follows a latest downpour on Wednesday that left up to 20 litres per square metre in places such as Cañete la Real near the Guadalhorce reservoirs in the area of the famous Caminito del Rey. The director of AEMET almost completely rules out precipitation for next week. The atmospheric situation is much more stable than last week. He can’t say much about what comes next, because the models are unreliable in predicting precipitation from the third week onwards.

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