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Early arrival of summer: warning issued for heat wave in the Canary Islands

In the next few days, an "early summer" phenomenon will usher in exceptionally high temperatures in the Canary Islands, with forecasts indicating that they could soar up to 34 degrees Celsius.

In the upcoming days, expect sunny and stable weather conditions across the region of the Canary Islands, with temperatures soaring to unseasonably warm levels, particularly in the southern and eastern parts of the Peninsula. As forecasted by Rubén Del Campo, spokesperson for Aemet, temperatures will range between 25 and 30 degrees Celsius, which is notably higher—by 5 to 10 degrees—than the usual for this time of year. The Canary Islands will experience even hotter temperatures, reminiscent of summer values.

Throughout the weekend, clear skies will prevail, allowing temperatures to progressively climb. Cities like Malaga, Toledo, Alicante, Cordoba, Bilbao, Huelva, and Valencia are expected to see temperatures reaching or surpassing 22-25 degrees Celsius by Saturday. Seville might experience highs around 26 degrees, with some areas in Murcia reaching 28 degrees.

Looking ahead to Sunday, temperatures are anticipated to further increase, with a continuation of 5 to 10 degrees above-normal temperatures expected across most of the territory. The southern and southeastern capitals of the Peninsula will bear the brunt of the heat, while the Canary Islands, especially in the midlands, will also feel the warmth of March.

Early arrival of summer: warning issued for heat wave in the Canary Islands

Albacete, Bilbao, Ourense, Ciudad Real, Zaragoza, and Teruel are likely to experience temperatures exceeding 25 degrees Celsius on Sunday. Meanwhile, Badajoz might reach 27 degrees, and Seville, Cordoba, Granada, and Jaen could hit 28 degrees. Murcia, on the other hand, might soar to 30 degrees Celsius.

However, the Canary Islands are forecasted to be the hottest region, with maximum temperatures potentially exceeding 32ºC and even reaching 34ºC at times, particularly in Lanzarote and Fuerteventura. Minimum temperatures will generally range between 10ºC and 15ºC, slightly warmer along the coasts and cooler in inland areas, such as Castilla y León.

As we enter spring next week, cooler Atlantic air is expected to bring a drop in temperatures to the western Peninsula, while the far east and the Balearic Islands might see a slight increase. Despite a warm start to Monday, temperatures are likely to normalize in the following days as frontal systems bring rain to the northwest of the peninsula.

The stability and rising temperatures are attributed to two dominant weather structures over Spain: an overhead ridge and a surface anticyclone. However, these systems are expected to retreat eastwards by Monday of next week, leading to a gradual normalization of temperatures.

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