The State Meteorological Agency (AEMET) has reported that a deep storm baptized as ‘Ellen’ will mainly affect the British Isles but also will arrive in some areas of Spain.
The AEMET spokesperson, Rubén del Campo, explained that the latest updates to the weather forecast models indicate that a center of low storms that was part of the “Train of squalls” from west to east of the Atlantic you will experience a rapid deepening.
Del Campo has indicated that, although until now the prediction models did not consider explosive cyclogenesis as the most probable thing, now it seems that the necessary requirements are met.
In addition, it will also cause strong waves in large areas of the North Atlantic waves that can exceed six meters in Gran Sol and from today until early Friday.
The country most affected will be Ireland and therefore the Irish Meteorological Service has decided to name this deep storm: Ellen.
The spokesperson recalled the concept of explosive cyclogenesis, which is a storm that deepens and intensifies very quickly that, however it is really rare in summer and more common in winter.
Likewise, he added that explosive cyclogenesis gives rise to storms with a large pressure difference between its center and its outer part, which generates very strong winds and a maritime storm and sometimes also heavy rains.
In any case, it clarifies that what affects it is the storm generated or intensified by a process of explosive cyclogenesis, not the explosive cyclogenesis itself. In short, the deep storm that will affect, as we have said above all to Ireland, will also be felt, but in a “much softer” way in some areas of Spain.
Galicia and the Cantabrian
Specifically, this Wednesday, during the process of deepening and moving towards Ireland, a front associated with the storm will leave intense rainfall in western Galicia, where more than 40 liters per square meter were collected in 12 hours.
Also in Galicia it will blow Wind with a strong southwest component and on the Galician coast It could exceed 90 kilometers per hour and the waves could reach heights of 4 or 5 meters.
In the rest of Spain the effects will hardly be noticeable except for some intense gusts of wind in other parts of the northwestern peninsula. In any case, as the storm drives winds from the southwest or south, depending on the areas, temperatures will rise in much of the Peninsula but above all they will rise in the Cantabrian in Navarra and La Rioja.
In this way, the environment will generally be more expensive, warmer than in days gone by and 37 degrees centigrade (ºC) will be exceeded in the Ebro basin and 38ºC in the Guadalquivir valley.
Regarding this Thursday, he has reported that the strong winds in Galicia and also in high areas of the north of the peninsula, with locally intense showers in the Galician community, Asturias and northwest of Castilla y León.
The rains will extend on Friday also to the rest of the Cantabrian Sea and although the winds throughout the day on Friday will diminish.
Meanwhile, in the The rest of Spain will be dominated by slightly cloudy skies and temperatures, although they will drop in the western Cantabrian and northwest of the peninsula, will continue to rise both on Thursday and Friday. In the east of the Peninsula on Thursday they will exceed 35ºC in the interior of the Basque Country and in the Ebro basin. in the Ebro basin it will be possible to go above 38ºC as well as in much of the eastern interior of the peninsula, also in the southern half and in the Balearic Islands, areas where on Friday the 38ºC will be exceeded again.
And this day, 38ºC will also be exceeded in the interior of Valencia and Murcia, eastern Castilla-La Mancha, parts of Majorca and eastern and southern Andalusia.
“Both Thursday and Friday They will be days with temperatures between five and ten degrees above normal in the eastern and southern parts of the peninsula, also in the Balearic Islands, while in the northwest of the peninsula they will have a somewhat cool environment for the time of year ”, he summarized.
Regarding the Canary Islands, he has pointed out that the trade winds will keep the atmosphere mild until Thursday, but from Friday there will also be a significant thermal rise in the Archipelago so that on that day it will be possible to exceed 40ºC in points of Gran Canaria, where in addition It wouldn’t get below 28 or 30 degrees Celsius at night.