The rain is expected to extend into the All Saints’ public holiday on Monday. / SUR

Aemet forecasts heavy rain and lower temperatures for Halloween weekend in Andalucía

The rainfall will be more intense and frequent in the western half of the region, according to the state weather agency

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The Halloween holiday weekend in Andalucía will be marked with some heavy rain and lower temperatures across the region, according to the latest forecast from Spain’s state weather agency, Aemet.

The ‘bridge’ weekend, which includes the All Saints’ public holiday on Monday (1 November), will be see generalised rain fall across Spain, although with less falling in the region compared with the rest of the country.

According to Aemet spokesperson, Rubén del Campo, the arrival of highly moisture-laden winds to the mainland, after travelling long distances over the Atlantic, will give rise to several rainy days, but especially in the western half of the peninsula.

The appearance of the frontal system will mark the change of the weather in the coming days and the rain in Andalucía is expected to start this Friday (29 October). These rains will be accompanied by storms in some parts of southern Castilla-La Mancha and western Andalucía, where more than 50 or 60mm could be registered throughout the day over the weekend.

More intense and frequent

On Friday the skies in Andalucía will generally be cloudy and the rainfall will extend from the northwest to southeast throughout the day, being more intense and frequent in the western half, where it will be persistent.

On Saturday, the rains will be generalised and persistent, especially on the Atlantic coast, where they can be locally strong, being less likely on the Mediterranean coast and Almeria.

On Sunday, the skies will, again, be cloudy or laden with rain, which will be locally strong and persistent in the Betic System mountain ranges that stretch from the Rock of Gibraltar and western Andalucía to Murcia, southern Castilla-La Mancha and Valencia. Storms are not ruled out, although being less intense and frequent on the Mediterranean coast.