Saturday, October 16

The weather: Valencia, Alicante, Malaga and Murcia, on orange alert due to temperatures near 40º | Valencian Community

The coastal area of ​​Valencia, the southern part of Alicante, the Vega del Segura in Murcia and Guadalhorce in Malaga maintain the orange alert this Sunday for high temperatures that may reach 40 degrees. In addition to these four orange alerts, Almería is in a yellow warning, like Albacete (also yellow), in Castilla-La Mancha, according to the State Meteorology Agency (Aemet), which, together with the Balearic Islands, has seven notices per high temperatures.

In Valencia, the Ministry of Health has activated the health alert with the protocol to warn the population about the risks that this situation can cause. The indications are aimed especially at the groups most vulnerable to heat, that is, the elderly, people with chronic diseases, those who work exposed to high temperatures and minors. It is also recommended to avoid going outside in the hottest hours of the day, wear loose, light and light-colored clothing and protect your head with a cap or hat. At home, it is advisable to close the blinds and lower the awnings on the facades exposed to the sun, in addition to being in the coolest areas of the home. The city of Valencia has touched 40 degrees this Sunday, the highest temperature registered in the capital in almost two years, specifically since August 9, 2019. The high temperatures as a result of the hot and dry west wind have been repeated throughout the Valencian Community, especially in pre-coastal areas of the southern half.

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The Valencian Community has dawned with morning fog or low cloudiness in coastal areas. The forecasts suggest that, in the province of Castellón, temperatures will reach a maximum of 32 degrees in Morella and 31 degrees in La Vall d’Uixó and Castellón. The minimums will oscillate between 18 and 23 degrees. In the province of Valencia, the maximums will shoot up to 39 degrees in Ontinyent, 37 in Gandia and València and 35 in Requena. As for the minimums, they will be between 19 and 23 degrees in most locations. Finally, in the province of Alicante, the thermometer will reach 40º maximum in Orihuela and 39º in Elche. The minimums will exceed 20º in practically the entire province.

For the rest of Spain an unstable atmosphere is expected in the extreme north of the peninsula. In addition, in the west of Galicia cloudy skies or covered with rains and showers are expected, more abundant in Rías Baixas. In the rest of Galicia, the Cantabrian Sea and surrounding areas they are less likely, tending to open up in the afternoon. Likewise, in the Pyrenees there is a probability of showers and storms during the afternoon, which can also occur in isolation in the south of the Iberian system. In the north of the Canary Islands of greater relief, cloudy intervals, with the possibility of some isolated weak precipitation.

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