Madrid (EFE) below zero or less in the Pyrenees.
The highlight of the next few days will be cold, dry and anticyclonic weather, except in the Pyrenees, the Cantabrian Sea and in points in the Mediterranean area and the Balearic Islands, where there may be weak and isolated rainfall with snowfall from about 400-500 meters. most significant in the Cantabrian mountain range.
Rubén del Campo, spokesman for Aemet, explained that with regard to temperatures, at night frost will be widespread in the interior of the peninsula, while during the day a very cold environment is also expected with values between 3 and 5 degrees, and even 5 and 10 degrees below normal for this time of year.
For this Friday, the spokesman has warned of snowfall in the north of the peninsula at low levels from 400 or 500 meters, and that it can hinder mobility on important roads, especially in Navarra, the Basque Country and in the north and east of Castilla y León as well as in the surroundings of the Central system, between Madrid and Segovia.
Faced with this situation, the Aemet keeps the yellow warning (risk) activated throughout this day due to snowfall in the communities of Asturias, Cantabria, Castilla y León, Catalonia, Navarra, the Basque Country and La Rioja.
Thermometers will not exceed 10º, except in the Guadalquivir Valley
During Saturday and Sunday, in most of the interior of the country it will not exceed 10 degrees maximum, except in the Guadalquivir Valley (12-14 degrees), but even in large areas of the center and north of the Peninsula it hardly 6 or 8 degrees will be reached at the warmest times of the day, the spokesman specified.
On Sunday, specifically, a “very cold early morning” is expected, with lows between 2 and 4 degrees below zero in much of the interior of the north and east of the Peninsula, although in mountainous environments the frosts will be stronger and can be reached 8-10 degrees below zero.
Also during the weekend, the cold will be increased by the northerly winds that will blow strongly in the northern and eastern thirds of the Peninsula and also in the Balearic Islands.
Next week will be cold, but less
Next week, between January and February, it will continue to be cold, dry and anticyclonic, although from Monday the temperatures will begin a “progressive rise” with night frosts in the interior of the peninsula, each time less extensive and intense and above all with a somewhat less cold environment.
In the central hours of the day, higher and higher values will begin to be registered, closer to the normal average and, facing Wednesday or Thursday, it will exceed 10 degrees in the north and 14 or 16 degrees in the center and south , even 18 degrees in points of the Mediterranean and the Valley of the Guadalquivir.
Rainfall will be scarce during the first days, although some weak and scattered rain could fall in the Cantabrian and upper Ebro with some snowfall, also in the Pyrenees, without ruling out some weak and isolated precipitation also in southern Andalusia.
Del Campo has predicted that February -begins next Wednesday-, will be cold in its first week and with temperatures above normal in the east of the peninsula and archipelagos; Regarding rainfall, there is not a very clear trend.
Said month is usually the third coldest of the year, after January and December, with an average temperature of 7 degrees and with less precipitation than the other two winter months, December and January, although, yes, it usually rains a little more than in March .