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The cold is coming to the Costa del Sol

Temperatures are expected to drop from Wednesday.
Temperatures are expected to drop from Wednesday. / SUR
  • From Wednesday a cold front will reach the province of Malaga bringing the lowest temperatures this winter

The winter has come to the province of Malaga this week and the worst is yet to come according to Spain's met office, Aemet. Monday and Tuesday this week have been considered days of transition between a chilly weekend and the very cold front due to hit the province on Wednesday.

The low temperatures will affect the coast as much as the inland areas as the mass of cold air comes in from the north-east. According to the meteorologists it is this type of cold air that brings the lowest temperatures to areas of this latitude.

Wednesday, cold and wet

This Wednesday 18 January will be one of the coldest days of this winter. On the coast it is likely to be cloudy with 80 per cent chance of rain. Temperature are likely to range between 9 and 2 degrees.

Further inland Ronda can expect a maximum temperature of 3 degrees and a minimum of five below zero. The forecast for Antequera is similar (-5ºC - 4ºC).

Cold snap in Spain

According to Aemet, Tuesday 17th sees the start of a change in the weather across the country. Frost is expected throughout mainland Spain, except for the coast and mountain temperatures could go down to -10ºC or even -15ºC in parts of the Pyrenees.

Temperatures are expected to pick up slightly by Friday.