The last weekend of February and also carnival will be dominated by a spring environment and lots of sun, and with high temperatures – between 20 and 25 degrees – in almost the whole country. except in the Canary Islands where a change is expected due to the proximity of a small storm.
“We return to have a weekend without appreciable changes in sight and with temperatures more typical of the month of April and even May,” said Efe Rubén del Campo, spokesman for the State Meteorology Agency (Aemet) who says that Sunday will reach an average daytime temperature of 20 degrees in almost the entire country.
This situation is determined by the powerful anticyclone anchored west of the Iberian Peninsula, next to the Azores, which, in the medium term, does not seem to show signs of weakening or retreating.
For the meteorologist, the highlight of this carnival weekend will be the formation of a small Dana (Isolated Depression in High Levels) next to the Canary archipelago, which will inject the east wind islands and leave calm in addition to some scattered rain for Monday.
Today the daytime temperatures will increase in Galicia, they will descend in the surroundings of the Basque Country, northern Navarra and the middle of the Canary Islands and will remain without major changes in the rest, although they will remain higher than normal in the Atlantic slope.
For provincial capitals, the maximum will be reached today in Seville with 24 degrees, followed by Córdoba with 23 degrees and Jaén, Almería, Badajoz, Cádiz, Granada, Huelva and Orense with values that will range between 20 and 22 degrees; In the peninsular center, Madrid will register 17 degrees and Toledo 18 degrees.
The coolest day will be spent in San Sebastián and Vitoria where the maximum will not exceed 14 degrees; The coldest night will be in Ávila, León, Soria and Vitoria, among others, with minimums between 1 and 2 degrees below zero.
A generalized increase is expected for the day on Saturday, locally notable in the Canary Islands and will continue to reach higher than normal records in the Canary Islands, on the Atlantic side and in the peninsular northeast.
That day Huelva and Seville will reach 24 degrees again and in Bilbao, Almería, Badajoz, Cáceres, Cádiz, Córdoba, Granada, Guadalajara, Jaén, Logroño, Ourense, Teruel, the thermometers will rise to 20-23 degrees.
On Sunday the daytime will hardly undergo major changes except in the Canary Islands where they ascend, being higher than normal; At night, weak and scattered frosts will form on the North Plateau, in the Iberian system and in the Pyrenees.
Next week will start again with widespread stability and no rainfall in the Peninsula and the Balearic Islands, while in the Canary Islands there will be some medium and high cloudiness with little chance of precipitation.
From the Meteorological Agency they indicate that at the last hour of Monday or first hours of Tuesday, the probability of rains will increase in Galicia due to the passage of a cold front that will move throughout Tuesday and Wednesday through the Cantabrian area, giving rise to Snowfall in the surroundings of mountain systems.
In the rest of the Peninsula and in the archipelagos, stable weather will continue to prevail with no rainfall and with temperatures that “will drop widely during Tuesday and Wednesday to rise again appreciably from Thursday,” said Del Campo .
The Aemet emphasizes that this continued lack of rainfall is favoring that the accumulated surplus of precipitation since last October and until the month of January, estimated at 19 percent, decreases gradually until it currently stands at 10 percent.