AFTER a lengthy spell of stable weather with little rainfall, Spain’s meteorological agency Aemet has warned several Atlantic fronts will result in heavy rains and winter snowfalls this weekend.
Snow is expected in the mountains, but also in many capitals, and possibly even Madrid.
The worst days of the storm, which are expected to last until the end of next week, will be on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Spokesman for Aemet, Ruben del Campo, said ‘it is a normal winter situation’.
The first of the fronts is predicted to arrive today (Friday), but ‘will not be very active, and will leave weak and concentrated rainfall mainly on the Atlantic slope, but above all in the northwest’.
Galicia is due to be the wettest, but rainfall is also expected in Asturias, western Castilla y Leon and Extremadura.
Temperatures will fall, especially in the north.
As the front ‘brings back cold air’, the level of snow drops to between 700 and 1,000 meters, which translates into ‘snow in mountain areas and plateau, in Castilla y Leon especially’.
But they are not expected to be ‘abundant rainfall or large snowfalls’, and the elevation will rise throughout the day. Leon is the capital most likely to be (somewhat) white.
On Saturday and Sunday the second frontal system is expected, resulting in rain in Galicia, Asturias, Castilla y Leon, Extremadura, the majority of Andalucia, and the area of the Strait and central area, including Madrid.
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— AEMET (@AEMET_Esp) January 18, 2019