The polar air mass that has entered the Peninsula this week will cause the thermometers to fall
The polar air mass that has entered the Peninsula this week will cause a drop in temperatures, that will be situated in more appropriate values for the time, so the Magi will distribute their gifts with cold, rain, frost and snow, as predicted by the State Meteorological Agency (AEMET), which foresees that, between this Tuesday and Wednesday the decrease is in some areas of up to 10 degrees Celsius (ºC).
In this way, this Wednesday, January 5, Three Kings' Eve and when the majority of horseback rides are held in the country, the Peninsula and the Balearic Islands will experience a regime of winds from the west and northwest that will blow “with intensity” in the Mediterranean area, mainly, although also in mountain areas of the northern half, as advanced by the AEMET spokesperson, Rubén del Campo.
Thus, the approach of a new front will lead this day to rains in the northern third of the peninsula, especially in Galicia, the eastern Cantabrian and the Pyrenees, while in Castilla y León, in the Iberian System and mountains in the southeast the Rainfall will be “weak and scattered,” according to Del Campo. Nor can it be completely ruled out a rain also “weak, occasional and scattered” in the central zone and southern plateau.
While, the snow level will drop to about 900 meters in the Pyrenees and will remain between 900 and 1,200 meters in the rest of the northern half, while it will be above 1,200 in the southern half.
As for temperatures, will continue the decline that began this first week of the year, descending especially in the Cantabrian Sea, the z in the center, the east of the Peninsula and the Balearic Islands between six and ten degrees compared to the previous day. In some areas of the extreme north and the eastern third could drop more than ten degrees compared to this Tuesday, which could be “an extraordinary decline”, in the words of the spokesperson.
On Wednesday will also dawn with frosts in much of the extreme north and east, and during the day the environment will be cold with maximum temperatures in the two plateaus of around five to ten degrees; from ten to 15 degrees in the Cantabrian Sea, the interior of Andalusia and Extremadura; and between 15 and 18 degrees in the Mediterranean regions.
Del Campo has stressed that, in this way, the temperatures will already be “normal” for this time throughout the country, although “somewhat lower than normal” in the interior of the northern half.