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Storms and fall in temperatures for first half of the week
By thinkSPAIN Team Sun, Aug 25, 2019
A DEPRESSION is on its way to the mainland tomorrow (Monday) bringing temperatures down by between 8ºC and 10ºC across most of the country, starting in the north-west.
The State meteorological agency, AEMET, said clouds had begun to gather across Galicia, Asturias and the north-west of Castilla y León today (Sunday) and that from tomorrow, the country will see a progressive and sharp fall in temperatures.
Although it will not be anywhere near as hot as usual for the time of year, the past few years have seen similar drops in the mercury accompanied by several days' worth of torrential rainfall towards the end of August, only for the thermometer to soar again at the beginning of September.
In the south and on the Mediterranean, the first part of September has often been the hottest time of year, with bright sunshine creeping into October – replacing the traditional early-autumn monsoons – and winters have tended to be milder, albeit with freak cold snaps suddenly appearing in January and February.
Downpours are forecast to be 'intense' on Monday in the north and on Tuesday and Wednesday in the east, with turbulent conditions increasing from Wednesday in the Canary Islands, where deluges could be seen until at least Friday.
Falls in the mercury will be 'significant', says AEMET – for example, Madrid's 34ºC on Saturday will plunge to 26ºC on Tuesday.
The second half of the week will become more stable across the mainland and Balearic Islands, although storms could still be seen in mountainous areas and in the northern half of the country.
It is expected that by the weekend, or the start of the following week – the first few days of September – will see a return to typical summer weather.
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