SPAIN is set for a freezing weekend with storms and heavy rain starting in Galicia today (Friday) gradually spreading across the mainland over Saturday and Sun, and temperatures plummeting again.
Unseasonal sunshine and the mercury hovering at 23ºC in the daytime on the Mediterranean coast has been marred by cold nights, but it is likely the daytime temperature will also plunge in the next few days.
Rain is less likely in the east and south-east of the mainland and in the Balearics, and is likely to be light or non-existent in the Canary Islands.
Altitudes of 400 metres above sea-level or higher are likely to see snow between today and Sunday, and high winds are probable across the north, west and south.
Rain and storms are not expected on Saturday, but are probable in most of the country on Sunday especially in the Strait of Gibraltar, Melilla on the northern Moroccan coast, and the Balearics.