Weather warning for heavy rain in the north of Spain and soaring temperatures in central Spain, the Costa Blanca and the Balearic Islands
The Spanish Meteorological State Agency (AEMET) has issued a high level warning for heavy rain in Navarra and other northern and northeastern provinces this week. It has also warned of extremely high temperatures along the Mediterranean coast Balearic Islands.
In addition to Navarra AEMET believes that up to seven regions will be affected by heavy rain. The 9 provinces at risk are: Guipuzcoa, Huesca, Zaragoza, Teruel, Valencia, Alicante, Albacete, Murcia and the Balearic Islands. According to AEMET there could be as much as 30 mililiters of rainfall in the Pyrenees and some parts of Cantabria.
Up to 18 milliliters of rainfall per hour is forecast for Guipuzcoa and 15 millilitres per hour for Huesca and Zaragoza, where there is also a risk of storms.
On the other hand AEMET has also issued a weather warning for very high temperatures in Castilla-La Mancha, the province of Albacete, where temperatures as high as 37ºC are expected in Hellín and Almansa, the Comunidad Valenciana and in the interior of Mallorca, where it is also expected that temperatures will reach between 36ºC and 37ºC in some parts of the island (eastern and north-eastern parts of the island and the Tratamontana mountain range).
In Aragon it is forecast that temperatures will also rise to 36ºC in Zaragoza, Albarracín and Jiloca near Teruel. AEMET has also forecast that temperatures will reach 36ºC in some areas in Valencia, Alicante and Murcia.