Winter returns to Alicante two days after the start of spring and snowflakes begin to fall on the highest peaks like La Serrella, where thermometers are already approaching 0 ° C, for the second time this year. The province thus receives the San José bridge with precipitation, cloudy sky and cold environment with a sharp drop in temperatures.
The most intense rainfall, as reported from the Laboratory of Climatology of the University of Alicante (UA), are concentrating on the coast of the province, with accumulated that at this time exceed 40 l / m2 in points of the Marina Alta and from Baix Vinalopó. On the other hand, in the areas located further inland it has hardly rained.
The State Meteorological Agency (AEMET) has activated for this Saturday the yellow notice throughout the coast of the province of Alicante given the probability that locally intense downpours could occur that could leave about 20 l / m2 in an hour. The alert will be in effect in the morning and in the central hours of the day.
As explained by the UA Climatology Laboratory, the drop in temperatures is due to “a bagging of cold air that will cause an increase in instability from north to south, coinciding with the entry of the Levante wind.” Likewise, they point out that some torment, hail or granulated snow is not ruled out.
The UA body also informs that, throughout the day, it will probably snow in the mountains of the north of the province of Alicante since there are models that indicate that the snow level may drop in some areas up to 800-900 meters. It is not ruled out either that these figures may be punctually lower.
Forecast for the San José bridge
According to the weather forecast, for the St. Joseph’s Day In the Valencian Community, there will be cloudy intervals tending to cloudy, with probable precipitations from noon and snow level around 500 and 1000 meters, and occasionally below; The minimum temperatures will decrease and the maximum will fall in the northern third, with little change or a slight increase in the rest, and with weak frosts in parts of the interior.
The sky will be cloudy on Saturday, with the change of season, and there will be rainfall in the first half of the day, very likely in the southern half and unlikely in the north of the Valencian Community, tending at cloudy intervals in the afternoon, with the snow level around 500 and 700 meters.
On Sunday the sky will be slightly cloudy or clear, although at dawn, there will be cloudy intervals on the southern coast, without ruling out weak rainfall. Minimum temperatures will decrease in the southern third and unchanged in the north.
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