Sunshine, showers, and above average temperatures for Semana Santa

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IT looks as though Semana Santa is set to be a scorcher.

Much like August bank holiday weekend in the UK, the superstition in Spain is that Easter will always rain, but everything so far is indicating that the weather should be above average for this time of year.

Clear skies will dominate throughout Spain on Palm Sunday, particularly in parts of Andalucia where temperatures could surpass 27 degrees.

Despite chances of the odd shower, temperatures look likely to stabilise at a comfortable 20 degrees for much of the week.

Spokesman for the State Meteorological Agency (AEMET) Ruben del Campo has revealed that, “it seems that in the first part of Holy Week there will be stable weather and high temperatures. The chances of rainfall are minimal.”

Del Campo also commented that although there is still some uncertainty in the forecast after Wednesday, we can still expect above average temperatures across the country.

Much of the rainfall will depend on the evolution of an isolated storm out in the North Atlantic. As it stands, it is unlikely to stray closer to the coast, so we should enjoy stable weather throughout the week.

This is fantastic news for visitors and participants of Semana Santa, who can expect to enjoy a glorious week of festivities. 

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