After some glorious weather from the end of February, the Spanish weather service Aemet is predicting a return to winter weather. Snow and cold is predicted for many parts of Spain in the coming days. A few days ago, meteorologist José Antonio Maldonado, said we will have to wait to see if the icy air mass is really moving to Spain from a great height and from the European continent.
According to the Spanish weather service Aemet, this is looking very likely now. Aemet is warning of winter weather scenes on the mainland and on the Balearic Islands. It will be a cold San José (Father’s Day), and the cold will continue through the weekend, decreasing somewhat from Monday. The combination of cold air and winds from the north and north-east will bring winter back to much of mainland Spain and the Balearic Islands from Thursday. This is not uncommon for the time of year. However, the snowfall will be less intense than during the Filomena blizzard that hit Spain in January.
From Thursday onwards, heavy showers are expected in large parts of the peninsula and the Balearic Islands. This will also be the case for coastal areas of Cantabria and the Mediterranean; especially in the south-east of Spain.
Snow and storms
Cold and frost is expected especially in the northern half of Spain. Furthermore, the gusts in the Gulf of Léon will intensify the unstable weather. Additionally, a storm with easterly winds is expected in the Strait of Gibraltar, the Alboran Sea and the south of Andalucia.
Snow is expected in the regions of Aragon, Catalonia, the north of Valencia and the Balearics. Especially in Murcia, Almeria and Granada a layer of snow of up to one metre thick is expected. Most snow will fall in the Pyrenees. Remarkably, the snow will also fall in low-lying areas, according to the Aemet.