The Canary Islands remain outside the “extreme and unusual” heat that the rest of Spain will register today

The Canary Islands remain outside the “extreme and unusual” heat that the rest of Spain will register today

The Canary Islands today looks clear skies or with few clouds. / Arcadio Suarez

In some cities of the peninsula the temperatures have not dropped below 25 degrees during the early morning, according to data from the Aemet

EFE Madrid

Spain faces this Saturday what could be the hottest day of the episode of high temperatures that affects the Peninsula this May, with daytime highs of around 40 degrees in the south and "torrid" and unusual lows at dawn, when in many points they have not dropped below 25 degrees.

Canary Islands will be left out of these heats thanks to the trade winds

«The early morning of May 21 has been extraordinarily warm for the time in much of the center and south of the peninsula. In many points it has not dropped below 25 degrees ("torrid night"), something practically unusual in peninsular territory in May," he says.
the State Meteorological Agency (Aemet) on his Twitter account.

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The thermometers have shot up at night, especially in the metropolitan areas of Jaén and Almería and in the Guadalquivir valley, where the minimum 20 degrees were far exceeded.

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during this early morning in Almería it reached 27.3 degrees; in Seville 26.8; Córdoba, 25 degrees and the highlight has occurred in Jaén, where around three in the morning the mercury marked 27.4 degrees.

«Those 27.4 degrees of minimum temperature in Jaén will have to be certified when the end of Saturday. If they remain as the lowest record of the day, we will attend the May day whose minimum will have been the highest in all of Spain (including the Canary Islands) since there are records », said Rubén del Campo, spokesman for the Aemet.

Again yesterday, Friday, temperature records were broken in May and so, for example, Jaén recorded a maximum of 40 degrees, the highest this month since there are records, or the case of Segovia, which experienced its first tropical night at this time with a minimum of 20 degrees, also stands out.

Today, temperatures have shot up again in a good part of the Peninsula and in the Balearic Islands, according to data from the Aemet, with maximums above 40 or 42 degrees in the Guadalquivir and southwest and from 38 to 40 in a large part. from the center of the peninsula, the southern half and the Ebro Valley

Some values ​​that have activated the yellow alert for heat in 13 autonomous communities: Aragón, Castilla-La Mancha, Catalonia, Extremadura, Community of Madrid, Navarra, Basque Country and La Rioja as well as in Andalusia, Castilla y León and Galicia, where there are warning for storms, the same as in Asturias and Cantabria.

According to Del Campo, to these high records we must add the mass of warm air of African origin that drags
suspended dust to areas of the peninsula and generates haze, cloudy skies and in some cases reduced visibility and worsening of air quality.

For tomorrow, Sunday, the Aemet announces the entry from the Atlantic of an area of ​​low pressure that will cause temperatures to drop sharply, especially in the west where
the drop can be 8 to 10 degrees less in Castilla, in the west of Castilla y León and Extremadura.

On the contrary, they will still rise somewhat more in the Mediterranean Peninsular regions, in the extreme south of Andalusia and in the Balearic Islands, while in Castilla y León and Extremadura there will be few areas that reach 30 degrees.

In the interior of the Basque Country, Navarra, La Rioja, a large part of Aragón and Catalonia, it will be more than 35 degrees on Sunday; the 40 will be touched in Zaragoza and other points of the Ebro depression and the 36 will be exceeded in the east of Castilla-La Mancha and Andalusia, in the interior of the Valencian Community and the Region of Murcia and in the Balearic Islands.

In Galicia and areas close to Asturias there will be a risk of storms as in León, Zamora and the Pyrenees and the dust will persist in suspension on the peninsula and the Balearic Islands.

While the strong heat continues, Civil Protection and Emergencies advises limiting exposure to the sun or drinking liquids frequently, as well as taking extreme precautions in the face of the risk of fires, which continues to be extreme in the south and in the eastern half of the peninsula.

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