A cold snap frozen to stop Spain from Wednesday
Minimum temperatures are anticipated below 10 degrees below zero in mountain areas and below 5 degrees below zero in wide areas of the northern half and eastern peninsular
The entry of a mass of very cold air from the interior of the European continent will cause a sharp drop in temperatures in the Peninsula and Balearic along this week, has advanced to the Meteorological Agency (Aemet) in Meteorological Agency comunicado.La provides minimum temperatures below 10 degrees below zero in mountain areas and below 5 degrees below zero in wide areas of the northern half and eastern peninsular.Las maximum temperatures will also be very low and below 5 degrees Celsius in much of the Peninsula, and even below 0 degrees in higher areas especially in the Pyrenees where probably not exceed 5 degrees below zero.
This is due to the fact that the Atlantic anticyclone extending north of Europe as well as a broad low pressure center will be located on the Mediterranean, the position of both structures channel the mass of cold air from eastern Europe to the Peninsula.
Frost will be widespread in virtually all peninsular and, Occasionally, in coastal areas, especially in the eastern Cantabrian coast; frosts are also expected in areas of the islands of Mallorca and Menorca.
The air mass, to be very continental tour, It is a mass of dry air, so that precipitation will be significant only in northern Spain, although not ruled out more occasionally in other parts of the northern half of the peninsula and the Balearic Islands.
Precipitation will be snow at any dimension, since in northern Spain is likely to lie at sea level and the Balearic is projected to fall to about 200/400 meters.
The wind will blow from the north, Occasionally strong at high altitudes and areas of northern and eastern peninsular, and in Baleares.
The Aemet anticipated that this will continue until Sunday 8, although it is not excluded that extends during the first days of next week.