MADRID – On September 1, the weather phenomenon known as the ‘meteorological autumn’ begins. The Spanish weather agency Aemet has already given a hint about what this means and what it implies for temperatures in the coming period.
We are in the last throes of summer, and with the arrival of September, temperatures will drop. The arrival of low-pressure areas is expected in the coming weeks. This will be accompanied by rain and the typical cold fronts that are characteristic of this time of year.
Start of meteorological autumn
Although the official end date of summer is September 23, September 1 already begins the period that meteorologists have referred to as ‘meteorological autumn’.
What is Meteorological Fall? Climatic fall, also known as meteorological fall, begins on September 1 and ends on November 30, about twenty days before the equinox. The “climatic autumn” should not be confused with the “astronomical autumn” which begins on September 23.
The difference between the two ‘types of autumn’ is that they are based on different parameters. Climatic autumn is strictly related to the climate of the coming months and to the fact that the weather changes from September 1. Despite this, we have already seen typical late-summer storms last weekend with a striking drop in temperatures in the north and northeast of Spain and the Balearic Islands, resulting in a lot of havoc and even injuries.
What kind of weather can we expect in Spain?
Aemet says on X (formerly Twitter): The coming week, which starts meteorological fall on Friday, will be colder than usual for this time of year in almost all of the country. There will be a rise in temperature in the first few days, but it may cool down again towards the weekend.
It will also be a rainy week in the far north of the peninsula. Precipitation will spread to other parts of the north and east of the peninsula and the Balearic Islands. In the last days of the week, still with some uncertainty, it may rain in large parts of the country.
La próxima semana, en la que comienza el otoño meteorológico, será más fría de lo normal para la época del año en casi todo el país. Habrá un ascenso térmico durante los primeros días, pero podría volver a refrescar de cara al fin de semana (1/2) pic.twitter.com/6j3AuqKW4G
— AEMET (@AEMET_Esp) August 27, 2023
The weather today
Before Monday, August 28, Aemet will issue code orange due to strong winds and coastal phenomena in parts of Girona, Tarragona and Castellon. Code yellow for strong gusts applies to the Canary Islands of Gran Canaria, La Gomera, La Palma, El Hierro and Tenerife. Strong wind gusts are also expected in the south of Huesca, Teruel, around the Ebro in Zaragoza, inland of Tarragona, the north coast of Castellón, Tarragona, on the island of Formentera, in Ibiza, in the mountains and the south coast of Mallorca, the island of Menorca, the coast of Castellon and the coast of Huelva.