Cold snap darkens weekend outlook

Cold snap darkens weekend outlook
Winter jackets may have to be rescued from the closet again this weekend. File photo: R Hensley/Flickr
Spring is going to go into brief remission this weekend with cold temperatures expected across much of mainland Spain.

After a fortnight of glorious spring weather across most of the country, Spain is bracing itself for the arrival of a front which will see cold air sweeping in from the north.

The north and centre of the country can expect temperatures which will hover around the ten degrees mark, reported news agency EFE on Tuesday evening.

Temperatures will be significantly lower than average for this time of year from Saturday through to Monday, said the Spanish news agency AEMET.

Meanwhile, icy conditions with temperatures between 2 and –5 degrees could take hold in parts of Cantabria, Castile and Leon and in the Pyrenees.

The Mediterranean coast and the Balearic Islands will be less affected by the cold front. There will, however, be the chance of intense rainfall in the east of the peninsula and in Balearic Islands over the weekend.

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