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Spain set for wet and windy long weekend

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Spain set for wet and windy long weekend
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Cold, wind, ice and rain are forecast for the upcoming long weekend, according to Spain's national meteorological agency.

The weather is set to worsen just in time for Spain’s long weekend, with low temperatures throughout the country. From Friday 5th December to Monday 8th December temperatures are set to drop throughout Spain.

Frosty conditions are predicted for the interior of the country, with the northern half of Spain expecting heavy rainfall.

The national weather agency Aemet are forecasting strong winds and rain along the northern Cantabrian coast, extending to the Pyrenees, reaching a peak in the exposed valleys of the north.  

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The weather agency is also expecting more infrequent showers across Catalonia and in Majorca and Menorca.

The rest of the country can expect clear skies with cloudy intervals, especially in mountainous areas, where the snow line will be from 800 and 1000 metres (2620 to 3280 feet) in the north of Spain and as low as 500 metres in the Pyrenees.

In the Canary Islands cloudy intervals are forecast with the possibility of light showers in the north of the islands, with rain showers moving across all of the islands by Monday December 8th.

The December long weekend is made up of two national holidays: Constitution Day, on December 6th and the Catholic Feast of the Immaculate Conception, on December 8th.

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