All the autonomous communities, except Asturias and the Canary Islands, remain on alert this Tuesday. Andalusia, Aragon, Castilla y León, Castilla-La Mancha, the Community of Madrid, Catalonia and Extremadura are at orange risk due to the high temperatures, which will reach 43 degreesas reported by the State Meteorological Agency (AEMET).
A total of 41 provinces will be on alert. The heat wave returns to suffocating temperatures during the day and torrid nights, since in some points it has not fallen below 25 degrees. There will be greater intensity in the south of the peninsula, where 43 degrees could be exceeded in the Guadiana and Guadalquivir valleys and it will reach 44 degrees in Seville and Córdoba, according to the AEMET forecast.
In the rest of the communities the yellow alert has been activated. The thermometers of the Canary Islands, Balearic Islands, Galicia, La Rioja, Navarra, the Basque Country, Murcia and the Valencian Community hover between 34 and 39 degrees maximum. In Castilla y León, Catalonia, Aragón and La Rioja there is also a yellow warning for storms.
The temperatures reached during this heat wave are values between 7 and 12 ºC above the normal average for this time of year, as confirmed by the AEMET through its Twitter account.
“Some data from the #Heat wave:
– Daytime temperatures exceeded 35 ºC on the 13th in much of the Peninsula.
– These are values between 7 and 12 ºC above the normal average for this time of year.
– They are among the 5% of the highest temperatures measured on these dates. pic.twitter.com/deWbqlh1Jr“
— AEMET (@AEMET_Esp) June 14, 2022
Seven communities on orange alert
Aragón continues with an orange warning in Zaragoza. This Tuesday, the thermometers they will rise up to 40 degrees in the province. In the rest of the community, the yellow alert continues with values between 35 and 38 degrees.
In Andalusia, the important risk has been activated in the provinces of Córdoba, Granada, Jaén and Seville for maximums between 40 and 43 degrees. Huelva, Cádiz and Málaga remain on the yellow notice due to strong heat and with temperatures that will reach 38 degrees.
In the Community of Madrid, which continues at an orange level, the maximum will be between 39 and 41 degrees in the metropolitan area, in Henares, in Las Vegas and in the western and southern areas. The Madrid mountains have an active yellow warning for temperatures close to 36 degrees.
Castilla y León maintains the orange alert in the provinces of Ávila and Salamanca due to maximums of 39 degrees in the southern zone. In addition, Soria has a storm announcement. In the rest of the community, the yellow level persists for values that oscillate between 34 and 38 degrees.
Castilla-La Mancha maintains in all provinces, except in Guadalajara, the orange level due to intense heat. The maximum records will range between 39 and 41 degrees in areas of La Mancha, in the Guadiana and Tajo valleys, in the municipalities of Alcaráz, Segura, Hellín and Almansa and in the mountains of Toledo.
In Extremadura, daytime values will reach 42 degrees in areas of Siberian Extremadura, in the Guadiana valley and in Barros. The Cáceres plateau, the municipalities of Alagón and Montánchez, the region of Vuilluercas and the Tagus will reach maximums between 39 and 41 degrees.
Catalonia continues with an orange alert in the province of Lleida due to maximums of 39 degrees. Occasionally, 40 degrees can be reached. In the rest of the community, the yellow level has been activated for values that will be between 35 and 36 degrees.
“�� DIRECT | Patience and common sense to withstand a heat wave that will last, at least, until Friday.
��️ Inform | @jacobpetrus_tve
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– The Mornings of RNE (@LasMananas_rne) June 14, 2022
Cloudy intervals in some points
There will be cloudy intervals in Galicia, in the Cantabrian area and in the north of the Canary Islands. In the rest of the Peninsula and in the Balearic Islands, the skies will be slightly cloudy at the beginning of the day, with intervals of high clouds. There will be clouds of daytime evolution in the north, center and mountains of the peninsular southeast.
Showers and storms are not ruled out isolated more likely in mountain areas. In addition, some morning fog bank is expected in the interior of Galicia and the Bay of Biscay. Also heat is expected in the south of the Peninsula and in Ceuta and Melilla. The wind will blow from the northeast in Galicia, from the east in the Strait, from the north in the Canary Islands and from a variable direction in the rest of the Peninsula.
George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.