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Rain in Spain puts a dampener on Holy Week parades
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Rain in Spain puts a dampener on Holy Week parades

The Local · 22 Mar 2016, 08:34

Published: 22 Mar 2016 08:34 GMT+01:00

Spain's elaborate Easter parades could very well be taking place under drizzly skies this week, the country's weather agency, Aemet, has confirmed. 

Holy Week will begin with rain across much of the Spanish peninsula, including thunder storms towards the south of the country on Tuesday (see map below). 

Spain's holiday isles will not escape the bad weather; the beginning of the week will see cloudy skies over both the Balearic islands and the Canary Islands, which could lead to light rain showers. 

There will be a break from showers across much of the country on Thursday, when clear skies will dominate, except for in Galicia and Cantabria in the north of the country, which can expect some light rain. 

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On Good Friday - a public holiday in Spain - an Atlantic front will bring cloudy skies to much of the country, including rain in the top third of the Spanish peninsula. The Canary Islands can expect cloudy skies and light rain towards the end of the week. 

Aamet announced it is expecting further weather fronts to sweep over Spain from the Atlantic, causing rain to sweep across the country from the north-east over Easter Weekend. Areas to the south and east of Spain are less likely to be affected by showers, while the north of the country can expect fairly constant rain over the weekend. 

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