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New storm entering Spain will drop more ‘muddy rain’ on parts

ByRandall B. Phelps

Apr 26, 2022

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AEMET, the State Meteorological Agency predicts the return of the “muddy rain” caused by particles of Saharan sand

According to AEMET, the State Meteorological Agency, a band of low pressure located west of Galicia will bring cloudy skies this Wednesday, April 27. This will turn into rains and thunderstorms that will spread over much of the Spanish mainland and the Balearic Islands. .

Specifically, in the eastern half of the country they can be locally strong, while in the southwest and northeast of the peninsula, as well as in the Balearic Islands, they will be less likely and weaker, with intervals cloudy.

Skies will be cloudy in the northern mountainous parts of the Canary Islands, with the rest of the archipelago experiencing intervals of light cloud.

In the northwest of the country, the snow will settle between 1,800 and 2,000 meters, and in other regions, from 2,000 meters.

Temperatures are expected to drop across Spain, but are expected to remain unchanged in the western half of Andalusia, the Pyrenees, Catalonia, the Balearic Islands and the Canary Islands. This drop could be locally noticeable in areas of the eastern half of the country, while nighttime temperatures will increase in the northeastern half of the peninsula.

The westerly winds will blow along the Andalusian coast and in the eastern Cantabrian Sea, while in the Balearic Islands they will blow from the north.

Variable light winds will prevail in the rest of the country, although slightly more intense stormy gusts are not excluded in certain regions. In the Canary Islands, the trade winds will blow from the northeast, with some strong intervals.

Francisco Martin, the expert meteorologist of 20minutes.es warns of a “Saharan dust eruption” that will occur in Murcia, Almeria and Alicante between April 26 and 27. The presence of these dust particles, added to the high probability of rain, will give rise to “muddy rains” throughout the southeast of the peninsula.

He was quick to point out that the situation will not be as bad as it was in March, when the whole country was covered in dust at levels that could be considered “adverse”.