This Tuesday we change the month and August arrives with a great thermal contrast. The first half of the week will be very hot – up to 40 degrees in the south of the country – before giving way, from Thursday, to an “extraordinary and brief decline” of temperatures, according to the forecast of the State Meteorological Agency (Aemet).
Specifically, they will be “temperatures more typical of the end of May or the beginning of June than of the heat of heat”the warmest period of the year, which runs from July 15 to August 15, and in which we are now, explained Rubén Del Campo, spokesman for aemet.
The drop in temperatures will be produced by winds from the north and northwest, which will carry colder air, favor a thermal slump during Thursday and Friday in some citieswhere the thermometers will barely exceed 20 degrees maximum, that is, temperatures between 5 and 10 degrees below normal for this time of year.
With respect to length of this cool episodeit is anticipated “brief, 2 to 3 days, at the most”explained Del Campo, who details that from Saturday, temperatures will start to rise again favoring “intense heat” in most of the country, especially in the east, center and south of the peninsula and in the Balearic Islands.
This Monday, the temperatures will be above 34-36 degrees in the south of the peninsula and in the Canary Islandsand up to 40 degrees or something more in the Guadalquivir Valley. While for him martesfirst day of August, some rain is expected in Galicia and in the Cantabrian Communities, with values that will drop in the interior of the peninsula, although they will rise in the Cantabrian and in the Mediterranean.