Spain has been fighting this week against an intense heat wave that has left the country expectant and waiting for temperatures to start to drop. Fortunately, a recent statement from the State Meteorological Agency (AEMET) sheds a halo of hope by announcing a truce in this scorching scenario.
According to AEMET, a significant change will soon take place. From the Atlantic, a cooler air mass has begun to enter, initially from the north of the Peninsula.
The whole of the Peninsula and the Balearic Islands will experience this thermal drop throughout the weekend. The words of the agency predict a "marked drop in temperatures", something that the Spanish are looking forward to from this same Saturday, August 26.
The change will not be uniform throughout the territory. In regions such as the Cantabrian coast, the Pyrenees and the east of the country, the temperature drop will be accompanied by showers. These rains could intensify in the morning, increasing cloudiness in the center and east of the Peninsula.
In the afternoon, storms are expected in the north, east and center of the country. These storms could be especially strong in Catalonia and in the Catalan Pyrenees, which could require preventive measures to avoid flooding or landslides.
In contrast, southern Spain, particularly Andalusia, will continue to experience elevated temperatures. Although the thermometer is expected to show lower figures than in previous days, it will still be around 40 degrees. However, it is expected that during Sunday these temperatures will continue a downward trend.