The first storm arrives with warnings in 24 provinces due to snowfall, storms and strong wind | Society


A storm of rain and snow sweeps across the country. The snow that has fallen in the Cantabrian mountains already exceeds half a meter of fresh snow in the central system. Also on the north slope it begins to approach this amount and there it will continue to snow in the next few hours, although with less intensity each time. The most complicated situation is moving towards the northeast, in addition to some isolated storms in the rest of the country such as the hailstorm that fell this morning in Alicante. Snow is expected from 800 meters in the Ebro valley, Pyrenees and the Iberian system.

There is an alert for snowfalls, at various levels, in Asturias, Cantabria, Castilla y León, Castilla-La Mancha, Catalunya and Madrid. 400 snow plows have been mobilized. A total of 24 provinces will be on a yellow (risk) and orange (important risk) warning this Tuesday due to snowfall, storms, wind and waves that bring the first winter storm, according to the prediction of the State Meteorological Agency (AEMET ).

Large areas of Tarragona and Castellón will be on an orange warning for storms and waves, while Guadalajara, Teruel, Zaragoza, La Rioja, Burgos and Soria will be at this same risk level, but due to snowfall.

The yellow warning for rains will also be active in different areas of Castellón, Valencia, Huesca, Teruel, Zaragoza and Lleida. In addition, due to snowfall, this alert will be activated Cantabria, Asturias, Ávila, Salamanca, Segovia, Cuenca, Guadalajara, Madrid, Soria, Burgos, León, Palencia and Castellón.

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The wind will be the phenomenon that will have the coastline of Barcelona and Tarragona on yellow alert, while storms will affect Castellón, Valencia and Tarragona. Regarding the swell, this will put Lugo, A Coruña, Almería, Asturias and Castellón at risk.

This Tuesday the sky will be cloudy or covered with widespread rainfall in the northeastern half of the peninsula and the Balearic Islands, locally strong or persistent in the north of the Valencian Community, Catalonia, eastern Balearic Islands, around the Central and Iberian systems and the Ebro valley.

In addition, snowfalls of some importance are expected in the Cantabrian Mountains, Pyrenees, Iberian and Central systems, northeast of the South plateau and southeast of the North plateau.

The sky will be cloudy with weak rainfall in Melilla, and in the southwest of the southern plateau and the north of Andalusia, cloudy intervals with some scattered showers are expected. In the south of Galicia and southwest of Andalusia, the sky is slightly cloudy, and in the Canary Islands, cloudy intervals, without ruling out a shower on the islands of greater relief.

Regarding snow levels, in the Cantabrian mountain range it will be 1,100 / 1,300 meters; in the western Pyrenees, 900 / 1,200 meters; in the eastern Pyrenees, 1,500 / 1,700 meters; in the Central system, north of the Iberian system and southeast of the northern plateau, 800 / 1,200 meters; in the south of the Iberian system, 1,700 meters down to 700 / 1,000 meters; in the mountains of the southeast of the peninsula, 1,200 / 1,400 meters down to 700 / 1,000 meters; in the southern plateau, Navarra and the east of the Basque Country, occasionally descending up to 700/800 meters.

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Temperatures will decrease, although the maximums may rise in Galicia and the minimums in the northeast of the peninsula. Few changes are expected in the archipelagos and generally weak frosts in mountain areas that will remain throughout the day in high areas of the Central system and the north of the Iberian system.

The wind will blow strong from the northeast on the Galician coast, intervals of strong wind from the east on the Cantabrian and Catalan coasts and from the southwest in the Balearic Islands and the east of the Andalusian Mediterranean. Wind is expected from the east or northeast in the rest of the north of the peninsula and from the west in the southern half, and a variable loose wind in the Canary Islands.


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George Holan

George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.

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