'Weather bomb' could bring widespread rain to Spain this weekend

The rain in Spain. File photograph.
The rain in Spain. File photograph. / SUR
  • Forecasters are predicting an explosive cyclogenesis - a very rapid pressure drop - on Sunday

The week began with unexpected rain on the Costa del Sol on Monday afternoon - with downpours in Mijas, Fuengirola and Marbella - and, if the forecasts are correct, it will end as it started: with more rainfall.

The culprit - which will arrive after several days of summer-like high temperatures that will touch on 30 degrees - will be an explosive cyclogenesis, a rapid drop in pressure - also known as a weather bomb - situated north of the Azores.

The storm, which could be named 'Mathieu', will leave widespread rains in the mainland on Sunday, according to Meteored.

But before that, and particularly on Friday, many parts of inland Malaga province - such as Antequera and the towns of the Guadalhorce Valley - could see temperatures of 30 degrees. While, on the coast, the state meteorological agency (Aemet) is forecasting a maximum of 25 degrees and a minimum of 15.

“On Thursday, Friday and Saturday, summer will come early in many parts of Andalucía. Temperatures will exceed 30 degrees in the Guadalquivir Valley and inland Huelva province. The other provinces will also see a notable rise, with maximums between 26 and 30 degrees," agrees the weather expert José Luis Escudero in his SUR blog Storms and Lightning.

Escudero says, “There is a likelihood of a change in the weather from Sunday or Monday in Andalucía, when a trough could affect us. This would bring with it a notable drop in temperatures and storms. It will have a very rapid drop in pressure, and possibly be an explosive cyclogenesis.”