WEATHER WARNING: 30 Spanish provinces to be hit by ice-cold weather this week

ALMOST 30 provinces across Spain are due to receive ice-cold temperatures that are expected to reach as low as -6º as of Friday.

Castilla y Leon will be the most affected autonomous community.

According to the State Agency of Meteorology (AEMET), Andalucia’s Cadiz, Cordoba, Jaen and Granada have an active warning for a possible mercury drop.

So far, Malaga has not been included in the list of provinces under yellow alert but a drastic temperature drop is expected to hit the capital from Friday.

Malaga is expected to see up to a 7 degree temperature drop in comparison to the last 21 days.

AEMET has predicted that Castilla-La Mancha, Toledo, Guadalajara, Cuenca, Albacete and Ciudad Real will be affected by the low temperatures.

Huesca, Teruel, Zaragoza, Cantabria, Barcelona, ​​Girona, Lleida, Tarragona, Madrid, Lugo, Orense and Murcia will also be hit by the cold front.

Also, strong winds are expected to target Huesca, Lerida and Castellon.

Menorca, Mallorca and Girona are under orange alert for strong wind and wave warnings as of today (Tuesday).

It will be cloudy in eastern Cantabria and northern Navarra, with the cloudiness increasing during the day in the rest of the northern end of the peninsula.

The Basque Country, northern Navarra and the Pyrenees can expect rain, where the level of snow will be around 1100/1300 m.

Low clouds are expected in the southeast of the peninsula and the Balearics.

Castilla y Leon, the upper Ebro and the interior southeast and northeast of the peninsula can expect morning mists.

Frosts have been predicted for central Spain and will be more intense in the Pyrenees, northern plateau and the Sistema Iberico.

Winds are expected to hit the Canary Islands and northern Spain (the lower Ebro, Ampurdan and the Pyrenees).

According to weather experts, the upcoming cold front is due to a ‘continental polar air mass’ that will mainly target the north and east of the peninsula.

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