Spain set for weekend cold snap with heavy rain and storms forecast

Spain set for weekend cold snap with heavy rain and storms forecast
AFP
A cold front is set to pass over much of Spain this weekend bringing heavy rain and storms in some areas, forecasters said on Friday.

The Spanish Meteorological Agency (Aemet) predicted downpours in northern regions including Cantabria and the western part of the Pyrenees.

Occasional storms and heavy showers were expected in northern Catalonia and in the eastern part of the Balearic Islands.

Temperatures should fall across the entire Iberian peninsula by Saturday, particularly at night along the Mediterranean coast and in the north east of the country. 

Strong gales are predicted in the northeastern Spain, Majorca, Menorca and Ibiza as well as the Canary Islands. 

Snow is expected in the Pyrenees between 500-1,000 metres above sea level.

By Sunday, forecasters said there will be heavy clouds and rain in Galicia, the western part of the Pyrenees, Castilla y León in northern Spain and the Pyrenees.

Temperatures are set to rise by Monday with only light rain, except in Cantabria, the Mediterranean coast and the Canary Islands. 


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