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The cold, snow and wind put 14 autonomous communities on alert this Tuesday

  • The State Meteorological Agency (Aemet) has activated the swell warnings in Girona and Tarragona

Waves, wind, snow and rain will put 14 autonomous communities at risk this Tuesday, in a day marked by the drop in temperatures, which will be noticeable on the Atlantic slope, in addition to strong wind in Galicia, Cantabrian and Mediterranean areas, as well as very strong gusts in northern mountain areas and east peninsular and snowfall in the western Cantabrian and Pyrenees. In Catalonia, Meteocat warns, the wind and rains will predominate with a drop in temperatures.

In addition, the wind will activate the warnings in Almería, Granada, Málaga, Asturias, Ibiza and Formentera, Cantabria, La Rioja, Madrid, Ávila, B urgos, León, Palencia, Segovia, Soria, Valladolid, Soria, Zamora, Albacete, Guadalajara, Tarragona, Lugo, Navarra, Álava, La Rioja and Castellón. Asturias, Huesca, Navarra and Lleida will also be at risk due to snow, as well as A Coruña due to rain.

This Tuesday, due to the approach of an Atlantic frontal system, in the northern third of the peninsula the skies will be cloudy or overcast, with rains and showers, more intense and frequent in the north and west of Galicia and the Pyrenees. In the rest of the northwest quadrant of the peninsula and the Iberian system, cloudy skies with a probability of scattered precipitation in mountainous areas.

Rains in Catalonia and the Balearic Islands

There will be cloudy intervals in the southern half of the peninsula, without ruling out light rainfall in the mountains of the southeast. On the central coast of Catalonia and the Balearic Islands, occasional showers are expected, tending to remit. During the second half of the day, it is possible that rainfall will occur again in the western half of the peninsula, tending to remit in general in all areas at the end. In the Canary Islands, cloudy skies, with probable light rainfall in the northern most important islands.

Snow levels will be in the Pyrenees between 900 and 1,000 meters, down to 600/800 meters; in the rest of the northern half of the peninsula, around 900 / 1,100 meters, although in the upper Ebro, the Iberian system and the Balearic Islands may be located at 800 / 1,000 meters. In the west of the Cantabrian mountain range and Central system, they will ascend up to 1,000 / 1,200 meters; and in the southeast, about 1,200 / 1,400 meters

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Daytime and nighttime temperatures will experience a decline throughout the country, which will be notable for highs in the northern and eastern peninsular halves. Frosts are expected in the mountainous systems of the Peninsula, most intense in the Pyrenees and in the western Cantabrian mountain range, as well as in large areas of the North plateau and southeastern interior.

The wind will blow strong or with intervals of strong north or northwest in the Empordà, Menorca and Bajo Ebro; intervals of strong westerly winds around Alborán and northwest in the Mediterranean area, tending to abate; in the Cantabrian Sea, from the northwest, tending to play a southern component in the western sector; and westerly or northwesterly winds in the rest of the Peninsula, with strong gusts in mountainous areas of the northern thirds.

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