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A thermal anomaly forecasted in the Canary Islands: anticipated consequences

Temperatures are expected to undergo significant changes both in mainland Spain and the Canary Islands.

The upcoming days will see a significant rise in maximum temperatures across both the Spanish mainland and the Canary Islands, with values expected to be 5 to 10 degrees Celsius (ºC) above the usual norms for this time of year. Particularly in the west of Castilla y León, Levante, Andalusia, and the Canary Islands, temperatures may soar close to 10ºC above the seasonal average, as stated by Cayetano Torres, spokesperson for the State Meteorological Agency (AEMET).

Conversely, in the Mediterranean regions, temperatures are anticipated to remain relatively stable or experience slight declines. In the Pyrenees, minimal changes in minimum temperatures are projected, with locally moderate highs expected.

At the onset of the week, high pressure will gradually establish itself, accompanied by an Atlantic air mass with a south-westerly component entering the western half of the Peninsula, leading to widespread temperature increases.

Tuesday is expected to bring cloudy or overcast skies along the Atlantic coast of the peninsula, with the possibility of scattered weak rainfall, more likely and somewhat intense in the west of Galicia and northern Extremadura. As the day progresses, skies will gradually clear, with the potential for morning fog banks on the Atlantic side of the Iberian Peninsula and calima in the Canary Islands.

A thermal anomaly forecasted in the Canary Islands: anticipated consequences

Weather forecast in the Canary Islands this week

Looking ahead to Wednesday, a similar weather pattern is anticipated as the anticyclone shifts towards the western Mediterranean, resulting in a strong southerly flow across the Peninsula. Weak precipitation is forecasted in the extreme northwest at dawn, gradually diminishing throughout the day, with cloudy intervals expected in the Mediterranean and the Canary Islands. Additionally, morning fog banks are anticipated in plateaus, the Ebro basin, and the Balearic Islands, with potential calima in the Canary Islands.

Temperature-wise, most regions will experience an increase, except for the southern half of the Mediterranean coast, where maximum temperatures may decrease. Frost is expected to be confined to the Pyrenees and, in isolated cases, other mountainous areas in the central and northern parts of the peninsula.

On Thursday, a front is expected to move in, particularly affecting the northwest of the Peninsula, bringing moderate rainfall to the northern half of the Peninsula throughout the day. By Friday, an anticyclone from the north of the Azores is anticipated to return.

In the past 24 hours, rainfall has been reported in various regions, including Galicia, the Community of Madrid, Huelva, Cádiz, Andalusia, and parts of Murcia and the Canary Islands. Maximum temperatures were highest in the Canary Islands and along the Mediterranean and Andalusian coasts, while frosts were observed in mountainous areas across the mainland.

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