The storm associated with the squall ‘Álex’, which has affected Spain since last Thursday, October 1, is gradually coming to an end, according to the Meteorology Statal Agency (AEMET), Ruben del Campo, which has forecast stable weather with slightly cloudy skies and rising temperatures for this week in much of the Peninsula.
The AEMET spokesperson, Ruben del Campo, has explained that with the passage of ‘Álex’ some points of the Spanish geography have suffered strong gusts of hurricane wind, especially in areas of the coastline and high mountains, as has been the case of Machichaco (Vizcaya), where 148 km / h or 127 km / h were recorded at the mountain station Valdezcaray (The Rioja).
For now, this Monday Spain will continue under the influence of ‘Álex’. This will assume that in areas of the Cantabrian Sea and the Ebro Valley the wind will blow hard. Del Campo has also indicated that there will be rainfall in Galicia, Cantabrian communities and the Pyrenees but less intense than in previous days.
‘Álex’ will be located on Tuesday in Scotland, so it will no longer influence Spain and it will be possible to have a stable environment with slightly cloudy or clear skies, except in Galicia and Cantabrian communities, where the rains will continue and in Canary Islands. In the north of the more mountainous Canary Islands there will be abundant cloudiness carried by the trade winds with some rains.
Del Campo has warned for Tuesday in the Canary Islands of heavy rains due to a area of low pressure from the south although he has recognized that it is a situation subject to many uncertainties.
The rise in temperatures on Tuesday may be up to eight degrees regarding Monday. So, it will exceed 25ºC in the center and south of the Peninsula and in the Mediterranean area. Even the AEMET predicts that inside the Valencian Community can reach 30ºC as in Western Andalusia.
For its part, on Wednesday there could still be stormy showers in the Canary Islands, especially in the first half of the day although they will tend to remit. There will also be rains in northern Galicia and parts of the Cantabrian Sea.
However, in the rest of Spain will follow dry weather, just like Thursday, a day in which the rains will also subside in the extreme north of the peninsula. Both days (Wednesday and Thursday) will be hot for the time of year, with values in the east and south of the Peninsula between five and ten degrees above normal.
And it is that temperatures will continue to rise in a generalized way, although on Wednesday there will be descents in the Cantabrian and on Thursday in the Mediterranean. In any case, they will be overcome again the twenty-five degrees, not only in the center and south of the peninsula, but also at points on the northern and northwestern plateau.
Finally, heading into the weekend, atmospheric instability could increase with rains and showers from early Friday in Galicia and Cantabrian communities, which will later be extended to the rest of the northern third of the peninsula and later, to the Mediterranean communities of the Peninsula and also to the Balearic Islands.
The effects of ‘Alex’
In relation to rainfall, the spokesperson pointed out that the most affected area has been the Cantabrian area, as shown by the 162 liters per square meter accumulated since Thursday in Forua (Vizcaya) ol165 liters per square meter in Santander.
In addition, the storm has already left the first frosts in high mountain areas. In Cap de Baqueira (Lleida), last Friday six degrees below zero were recorded Meanwhile in Port Ainé (Lleida) reached five degrees below zero as in Cerler (Huesca).