The arrival of intense cold in Spain represents a radical change in meteorological conditions after an unusually warm period known as the San Martín summer. The State Meteorological Agency (Aemet) has warned of the imminent drop in temperatures to values close to 0 degrees in several areas of Spain. This change, which will begin on Monday, November 20, represents the drastic transition from a temperate climate to a noticeably colder and potentially unstable one.
According to Aemet, this change will mainly affect the northern half of the peninsula and the Balearic Islands, with an increase in cloudiness and precipitation in several areas. Although the south of the Peninsula will maintain clear skies, temperatures will experience a significant drop, especially in the mountainous areas of the north, where light frosts and a significant drop in the snow level are expected, which will reach 1400/1600 meters. in the Pyrenees.
This sudden cooling will lead to the appearance of the first frosts and snowfalls of the year, which will contrast sharply with the anticyclonic and warm weather of the previous weeks. The Aemet insists on the need to be prepared for this phenomenon, which is why it suggests that the population be adequately equipped to face the low temperatures and possible precipitation.
Furthermore, for this Sunday, November 19, Aemet expects that the stable weather that has predominated lately will give its last blows. In most of Spain, slightly cloudy skies are expected to continue, although in Galicia and the Cantabrian area an increase in cloudiness is expected, with possible weak rainfall. Likewise, low cloudiness is expected in several areas of the Plateau and the Mediterranean coast, as well as in the south of the Balearic Islands, the Strait of Gibraltar and Alboran.
Regarding temperatures, an increase in minimum temperatures is expected in the northeast of the peninsula, while maximum temperatures will rise in the eastern third and decrease in the Cantabrian area. In the Canary Islands, temperatures will drop in the midlands and peaks, although they will remain above normal for the season.