Saturday, September 23

The heat wave says goodbye although Aragón, Navarra and La Rioja have a red notice this Saturday with temperatures that will exceed 42ºC




The heat wave that will come to an end on Sunday will have a thermal rebound this Saturday in the Ebro area, where the State Meteorological Agency (AEMET) has activated the first red notices of this unusual episode in June, since in Aragón, Navarra and La Rioja the mercury will rise this Saturday to 42ºC. In total, fifteen autonomous communities, all except Extremadura and the Canary Islands, will have warnings due to the risk of heat, rain or storms.

In addition, the AEMET maintains the warning for important risk (orange) in Andalusia, Catalonia, Community of Madrid, Basque Country, where temperatures will range between 37 and 41 degrees Celsius. Likewise, it has activated risk warnings (yellow) in Asturias, the Balearic Islands, Cantabria, Castilla y León, Castilla-La Mancha, part of Catalonia, the Region of Murcia and the Valencian Community.

Nevertheless This Saturday there will not only be warnings due to heat, but the AEMET foresees risk due to storms in Galicia, Asturias, Cantabria and Castila and León. Asturias, for its part, will add the risk of rainfall, which may leave 15 liters per square meter in one hour.

Nevertheless, The AEMET hopes that this Saturday the entry of fresh air will begin, although it will not be until Sunday, June 19, when a marked decrease will be experienced and generalized mercury, especially in the north and center of the country, which could be higher than 10 degrees in some areas, according to the spokesman for the State Meteorological Agency (Aemet) Rubén Campo.

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because it will still be a very hot day in most of Spain, especially in the eastern half, although the atmospheric depression at high levels (DANA), which «has been injecting very warm air from North Africait will have come very close to the Peninsula«.

Nevertheless, “the fresh Atlantic air will not yet have covered the entire territory by Saturday and the drop in temperatures will only be noticed in the western peninsular third, that is, [a] Galicia, Asturias, Cantabria West of Castilla y León, Extremadura and Western Andalusia«.

The rest will have slight drops in maximum temperatures or even slight increases in points in the northeast where they could exceed forty degrees and in Zaragoza, again, 42 or 43 degrees, as well as Logroño and other towns on the Ebro riverbank, Aragonese, Navarran and Riojan, where extreme heat can reach 42 degrees. In Pamplona it could also reach 41 degrees, while «Cáceres or Badajoz, already immersed in the fresh Atlantic air, will slightly exceed 30«.

«We are talking about temperatures between ten and fifteen degrees above normal in the northern third of the Peninsula and even more than fifteen degrees above normal in Navarra and the Basque Country; the heat will be extraordinary this Saturday also in the eastern Cantabrian Sea and Navarra, in Galicia, Asturias and points in the northwest of Castilla y León,” added Campo. Also, there will be rain and stormy showers that could be strong and in the rest evolution clouds will form with possible isolated storms in the afternoon.

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