In recent days, experts have not stopped talking about a possible DANA that, coming down from the west, could drop rain in the south of the Peninsula and the Mediterranean coast.
Well, that possibility has just vanished on the horizon. Finally, it will only affect the Canary Islands (and some drops may fall on the Balearic Islands). Meanwhile, Spain remains stagnant. And a lot.
“The thermal roller coaster”. Indeed, as we have been warning, April has come hand in hand with a significant drop in temperatures that has helped to “normalize” the situation.
We had just come from a few weeks in which temperatures (and the weather in general) were very close to normal values for late May and early June. After the weekend, that very anomalous situation has changed. Not only has spring temperature recovered in many areas, there are many areas of the country that are experiencing frost at night.
A weather ‘cold’. That’s what it looks like, yes; that Spain has caught cold and it is already going away. In the coming days, temperatures will rise to over 20 degrees throughout the country (30 degrees in the southwest) pushed by an old acquaintance: the Iberian oven.
Is the ‘Iberian oven’ back? In conditions of atmospheric stability, lack of cloudiness and lack of wind, the high number of hours of sunshine heats the boxed-in air, causing temperatures to soar.
It is true that everything seems to indicate that the peninsula is going to have “escapes” that soften the temperatures. Above all, on the Cantabrian coast and the Pyrenees, some instability is expected in the coming days (with some snowfall above 1,000 meters). However, in many areas of the country, the situation looks complicated.
Who has stolen the month of April? And it is that the predictive models begin to draw one thing clear: the entire Spanish territory is going to have warmer temperatures than normal. And only in Catalonia, the Valencian Community, Murcia and Almería is it expected to rain ‘slightly’ more than normal.
To give us an idea: it is expected that the entire northwest area will have less rain than usual and the rest of the peninsula will fall within the normal range. This, with the southern reservoirs in a critical situation, is not good news.
We will have to continue waiting for the AEMET forecasts to come true, but hope is running out at the same rate as dammed water.