A notable rise in temperatures in some areas of the Costa del Sol and in many parts of Malaga province is expected at the weekend. Although the 42-degree temperatures of last Saturday and Sunday may not be reached, the mercury will climb again after a few days of truce.
The terral wind is again behind this increase in temperatures and, as José Luis Escudero points out on his SUR blog Tormentas y Rayos, and according to the forecasts of state weather agency (Aemet), the areas where this hot westerly wind is expected to hit is in the Guadalhorce valley, the Antequera region and some areas of the Costa del Sol, such as Estepona or Torremolinos, as well as the Axarquia coast, in Benamocarra and Torre del Mar. But it will be fresher in towns such as Nerja, Torrox Costa, Fuengirola and Marbella.
In the Guadalhorce valley and the Antequera region, the effect of the terral is expected to be noticed from around noon on Friday and a maximum of 40 degrees could be reached in places like Pizarra or Álora.
In Malaga city, the Costa del Sol and the Axarquía region, the warm wind will become more evident from Saturday, although it is not expected that temperatures will rise above 33 or 34 degrees.
After this new episode of intense heat at the weekend, a mass of cooler air will accompany the arrival of August with a drop in temperatures in the region.