The arrival of the Atlantic storm ‘Barbara’ to the Peninsula this Tuesday has activated the Orange alert (significant risk) in eleven communities for winds of more than 100 kilometers per hour and by rains, which will leave 80 liters per square meter in 12 hours, informs the Meteorological Agency (Aemet).
“The storm Barbara in its wake will leave a strong windstorm, which will particularly hit the Galician coastline and the inland mountains of the peninsula. The SW winds, known as open or rainy, will dominate, as they are associated with generous situations in rains. The incidence of ábregos will be felt by a good part of the peninsular territory, also reaching the west of the Canary Islands. They will blow very hard in the Galician Atlantic coast, the Cantabrian area, as well as in the mountains of the north and center of the peninsula. These zones will be able to register gusts exceeding 120 kilometers per hour”, aim Jose Miguel Viñas, meteorologist Meteored.
Castile and Leon maintains the notice in all its provinces, except Valladolid, for rains that will accumulate 80 liters in 12 hours in points of the Central system, south of Ávila and Salamanca, although locally higher accumulations can be reached; the Wind will reach maximum gusts of 110 kilometers per hour in Ávila, Burgos, Salamanca, León, Palencia, Segovia and Soria.
In Extremadura the storm will leave significant rains, 80 liters in 12 hours, in areas of north of the province of Cáceres; in the rest of the community there is a yellow warning (risk) for winds between 70 and 80 kilometers per hour.Castilla la Mancha continues with an orange warning in Toledo for maximum gusts of wind near the 100 kilometers per hour in areas of the mountains of Toledo, Y yellow alert for rains in the Tagus valley; in Ciudad Real and Guadalajara have a yellow warning due to strong winds between 70 and 80 kilometers per hour.Cantabria and Asturias They have activated the alert for maximum gusts of south wind between 100 and 110 kilometers per hour that, in a timely manner, and in areas of Liébana and Picos de Europa respectively, may reach up to 140 kilometers per hourIn the communities of Aragon, Catalonia, La Rioja, the Basque Country, Navarra and the Community of Madrid there is an orange level due to winds from the south and southeast that will oscillate between 90 and 110 kilometers per hour.
In the next few hours, “Barbara will affect all the regions of the Atlantic slope and the western half of the Cantabrian, where showers will be frequent and occasionally of great intensity. The European model foresees accumulated precipitation close to to 200 liters per square meter in the western Central System. This situation of instability will remain until the end of the week and will be extended to almost the entire rest of the Peninsula, although in the Mediterranean slope it will hardly be accused ”, informs Jose Antonio Maldonado, Director of Meteorology at Meteored.