Madrid, Jan 26 (EFE).- Ten autonomous communities remain on meteorological alert due to snowfall, cold, maritime storms and strong winds, of which Catalonia is in orange level due to significant risk, given the forecast in the next few hours of minimum up to -6 degrees and strong winds on the coast with waves of up to 4 meters.
At the yellow level, with a lower meteorological risk than the previous one, are Andalusia, Aragon, Asturias, the Balearic Islands, the Canary Islands, Cantabria, Castilla y León, Galicia, La Rioja and also the autonomous city of Melilla, according to the predictions of the State Meteorological Agency ( Aemet), on its website.
Catalonia will register values of up to -6 degrees in Lleida and in the pre-Pyrenees of Barcelona as well as maritime storms in the Ampurdán area (Girona), due to a north and northwest wind of 55 to 70 kilometers per hour with force 7 to 8 and waves of up to 4 meters on the coast.
In Castilla y León, in the Cantabrian mountain range, accumulated snowfalls of up to 11 centimeters thick are expected above 600 to 800 meters, in the case of Burgos; Also on the slopes of said mountain range in León and Palencia, heavy snowfall will accumulate up to 15 centimeters from heights of 800 meters.
Likewise, in Asturias precipitation in the form of snow will leave thicknesses of up to 10 centimeters in the Picos de Europa from 1,100 meters, and in the interior of Cantabria, too, especially in Liébana, where snow accumulations of up to 10 centimeters are expected in 24 hours, from the same levels.
In Castilla y León, the provinces of Ávila and Segovia remain under alert for snowfall, with expected accumulations of up to 5 centimeters from 800 meters every 24 hours.
On the other hand, the wind will be strong in Aragon, on the banks of the Ebro, in Zaragoza, with gusts of up to 70 kilometers per hour, and in the autonomous city of Ceuta, with similar intensity.
In the Canary Islands, the gusts will be up to 80 kilometers per hour, especially in La Gomera, although they will also blow strongly in La Palma and Gran Canaria, according to weather forecasts.
It will be very cold in the Huesca Pyrenees, up to -6 degrees, and in Girona, including the pre-coastal, and also in the interior of Andalusia, especially in Granada, with forecast minimums of up to -4 degrees.
Coastal phenomena are also expected in the Balearic Islands and Galicia, with waves of between 3 and 4 meters in Menorca and Mallorca, and up to 3 meters in Melilla.