The cold it seems that he refuses to leave us and although the month of February could be the one that finally brings us temperatures something nicer for this winter, the truth is that we have to remain on alert due to the risk of sub-zero temperatures, snow and frost as well as precipitation and strong wind. In fact, the State Meteorological Agency (AEMET) warns of the intense phenomenon that arrives this weekend and that will make us spend some of the coldest hours of this winter.
The intense phenomenon that arrives this weekend
A maritime storm of strong winds added to the snowfall, and the lowest temperatures experienced to date, has caused the AEMET to report the meteorological phenomenon that we are going to experience throughout this weekend. In fact, The orange alert is maintained throughout Catalonia for significant risk, with temperatures that could reach 6 degrees below zero. On the coast the alert is in the strong waves that could reach 4 meters.
In yellow alert Due to the risk of frost, snowfall and low temperatures, they are also maintained Andalusia, Aragon, Asturias, the Balearic Islands, the Canary Islands, Cantabria, Castilla y León, Galicia, La Rioja and the autonomous city of Melilla.
From the AEMET Rubén del Campo also confirms that the frosts «both at night and at dawn» They are going to be maintained during the next days, especially in the interior zone of the country.
Intense frosts and freezing temperatures
In fact, the AEMET spokesperson warns that these frosts that we are going to experience this Saturday and Sunday are going to be extreme, intense and extensivein much of the inland peninsulaMeanwhile he north and east of the country can reach record temperatures of -4 ºC.
For the rest of the country it is not expected to reach ten degrees with daytime temperatures that are going to be cold in the interior zone, as well as in the north and center of the country that in fact they will suffer a thermal drop that will make do not exceed 5 degrees. In fact, temperatures will be between three and five degrees, well “below normal for this time of year, which is usually the coldest,” explains del Campo.
Are we experiencing a cold wave?
Although we are noticing the lowest temperatures so far this winter, the AEMET spokesperson clarifies that It is not in any case a cold wavesince for it to be considered as such we must consider “cold intensity, extension and duration thresholds” that are currently not met.
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