Thirteen northern and eastern provinces will have this Saturday risk (yellow warning) or significant risk (orange warning) due to adverse meteorological phenomena such as snowfall, strong waves and winds that may reach 80 kilometers per hour, as reported by the State Meteorological Agency. (AEMET).
In general terms, the AEMET predicts that this Saturday there will be locally strong rainfall in Galicia and locally strong or persistent in the Cantabrian area and that strong winds will blow or with strong intervals in the Cantabrian, Alboran, Galicia, Ampurdán and the Balearic Islands.
Specifically, Huesca, Zaragoza and Lleida will have an orange warning because they will be able to accumulate from five to 20 centimeters of snow from 700 meters and the snowfall will continue the next day. In addition, in other areas of Lleida they will also have a yellow warning, for accumulation of 15 centimeters from the same level.
In addition, the warning for coastal phenomena will affect Girona, with a significant risk, where north and northwest wind with force 8 and waves of 3 to 4 meters are expected. With a yellow level due to north or west winds with force 7 or 8 and a combined sea of 4 to 5 meters will be the provinces of La Coruña, Lugo, Asturias, Cantabria, Vizcaya, Guipúzcoa, while the west wind with force 7 and waves of 2 to 3 meters will put Mallorca and Menorca at risk.
The risk situation is motivated by the arrival of a front that will cross the Peninsula and the Balearic Islands from northwest to southeast throughout this day, although it will gradually weaken.
In the north east third it will be a Saturday with cloudy skies or covered with rainfall that could be locally strong at the beginning in the west of Galicia and strong or persistent in the second half of the day in the Cantabrian area.
With less intensity they will move to the Central and Iberian systems and, with less probability, to areas of the northern plateau, the middle Ebro and mountains of the southeast, as well as the northeast of the Balearic Islands. Meanwhile, in the surroundings of Alboran and, at the beginning of the day, throughout the south and east of the Peninsula, the cloud cover will tend to increase throughout the day.
As for the Canary Islands, cloudy intervals are expected that will clear up although there is a low probability of weak rainfall in the westernmost islands.
The snow level will be at the beginning of the day in the Pyrenees at about 2,000 meters but later it will descend to 800 or 900 meters; In the Cantabrian mountain range and north of the Iberian system, it will also start at 2,000 meters to drop at the end of the day to around 1,000 to 1,200 meters. The AEMET does not rule out morning fog banks in the depressions of the northeast of the peninsula and forecasts that maximum temperatures will rise in the Central system, the eastern third of the peninsula and the Balearic Islands.
As for the minimum, he reports that they will rise in the Balearic Islands, in eastern Catalonia, the Pyrenees and west of the Plateau, with weak frosts in the mountain systems and scattered areas of Castilla-La Mancha. Few thermal changes are expected in the rest of the country.
Finally, regarding the winds, he expects them to blow strong or with strong intervals in the west in the Cantabrian and Alboran, from the southwest on the north coast of Galicia and from the northwest in Ampurdán and the Balearic Islands. In the rest of the Peninsula, the west or northeast will predominate and there will be trade winds in the Canary Islands.