Spain’s state weather agency, Aemet, is warning that the arrival this Monday, of a DANA (isolated high level depression) in the north of the peninsula will bring "a drastic change in the weather" over the next few days. Accompanied by a very cold air mass of polar origin it will lead to a sharp drop in temperatures.
This Monday, 22 November, some 15 provinces in the northern half of the Spanish mainland have yellow (risk) and amber (important risk) alerts in place due to snowfall, according to Aemet's forecast and heavy snowfall is expected in the western Cantabrian mountain range, Iberian and Central systems and Pyrenees.
There will be a predominance of cloudy or overcast skies and, in the case of Malaga and the Costa del Sol, the national weather agency is expecting rain in many parts of the province. There is a 100 per cent probability in some areas such as the Antequera region, where the threat of rainfall persists throughout the day; in Ronda, it will also be accompanied by storms; and the Axarquía area, too. The probability of rain is reduced on the Costa del Sol to 55 – 60 per cent and rises to 80 per cent in Malaga city from 6pm in the evening.
For the rest of the week, it will be cloudy across much of Malaga province, although it will not be until Thursday afternoon when the rains could make an appearance again, although with less intensity.
As for temperatures, the drop will not be as marked as in other Spanish cities, but it will drop to a minimum of 2 degrees this week in the Antequera and Serranía de Ronda region. The maximum will remain between 11 – 14 degrees in Antequera and Ronda and between 16 – 18 degrees in Malaga city, the Costa del Sol and the Guadalhorce Valley.
The snow level in Andalucía this Monday will fall to 1,200-1,500 metres by the end of the day, and reduce to 800-metres during the rest of the week on days when there is rainfall, mainly in the eastern half of the region., which
Rainfall will be almost general this Monday, being more probable and intense in the northern and eastern thirds of the Peninsula, as well as in central areas, the Penibético system and the Strait area. It could be locally strong and persistent in the western Cantabrian Sea and with occasional storms in the west of the Balearic Islands, north of the Valencia region and south of Catalonia. Rainfall will be less likely in the extreme west of the peninsula, extreme southeast and Melilla. Castellón and Valencia will have yellow warnings for rain and storms, while the islands of Ibiza and Formentera will have warnings for rain. On the other hand, in the Canary Islands the cloudiness will increase and rain and showers are expected that may be locally strong in the western islands, as well as less likely in the eastern ones.
Finally, winds with strong gusts are expected, from the northeast, on the Galician and Cantabrian coastlines; from the north in Ampurdán; and from the west in the Strait and Alboran areas, while in the rest of the Peninsula and the Balearic Islands strong gusts are expected, especially in high areas, and variable light winds in the Canary Islands.
The wind will cause stormy seas in Almería, Asturias, A Coruña and Lugo, where yellow warnings have been activated due to high waves.