the weather for winter in Spain

The winter of 2022 officially begins this Wednesday, December 21 at 10:48 p.m. with meteorological instability, preamble of a Christmas weekend dominated by new Atlantic storms. A higher incidence of rain is expected in the peninsular northwest halfwhile temperatures will be warmer than normala trend that will continue during the first weeks of 2023.

As explained by the State Meteorological Agency (Aemet), the entry of an Atlantic rainy front from next Friday It will leave precipitation in the northwest of the country until Saturday, Christmas Eve. There is still some inaccuracy, however, as to its exact location and evolution.

Low pressures will remain over the North Atlantic for much of this week. The new station will start with very cloudy skies in the northwest of the peninsula and rains that will spread from west to east throughout the day, being able to be strong or persistent in Galicia, west of the Central System and south of the Cantabrian Mountains.

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The weather will be more stable in the rest of the Peninsula and in the Balearic Islands, although an increase in cloudiness is expected from west to east, without ruling out rain. The southeast of the peninsula and the Balearic Islands will remain dry. The snow level will be above 2,000 meters due to prevailing southerly wind.

Regarding temperatures, on Tuesday they will rise in the southeast and, more sharply, in the interior of the western half of the peninsula, with values ​​higher than usual for the time of year. In the Canary Islands there will be little cloudy skies, with a probability of haze in the eastern islands, maximum temperatures with slight decreases and a predominance of light wind from the east component.

For Wednesday and Thursday, the presence of a african anticyclone It will affect the southern half of the peninsula, and will block the passage of the Atlantic fronts. For this reason, there will only be light rains in Galicia and scattered and occasional rains in the center. Regarding the week of December 26 to January 2, the forecast indicates that it could be rainy in most of our countryexcept for the extreme north, with more abundant rainfall in the southwest of the peninsula, as in days gone by

rest of winter

time will be less cold than usual in most of Spain and more rainy than normal in the Mediterranean area and the Canary Islandsaccording to Aemet’s seasonal prediction of the meteorological winter, which begins in early December.

“Most likely, temperatures are above normal throughout the country. The probability is around 40% in a good part of the peninsula and 50% in the Mediterranean and the Balearic Islands. On the other hand, the cold scenario only has a probability of around 20 to 25%,” explained spokesman Rubén del Campo.

“Most likely winter is warmer than usual as a whole. This is not to say that there cannot be along these next few weeks some cold wave”Del Campo specified. On the other hand, seasonal prediction models point to “a rainy winter” in the peninsular Mediterranean, the Balearic Islands and the Canary Islands, with a probability of between 40% and 50% that it will rain more than usual, and only 25% that there will be less rainfall.

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