By Laura Kemp •
Published: 10 Dec 2021 • 9:59
Dreaming of a white Christmas? You might just get what you wish for in Spain
Although snow is usually associated with the Christmas holidays, in Spain this only usually happens in the northern half and in mountain areas. However, in the past, there have been great snowstorms coinciding with Christmas – some of the best known being that of 1926 in the southeast (the Neva Grossa) or the great snowfall that buried the city of Burgos in 2004.
The thickness is quite important in the Pyrenees and in the Cantabrian Mountains, although if the forecasts are met, it will not increase much more during Christmas. On the other hand, the southern Iberian sreas could see this scenario proposed by the European Centre for Meteorological Forecasts.
Maps forsee temperatures of 1 to 3° C below the average in Galicia, the Cantabrian slope, north of Castilla y Leon and in the Ebro valley and in the rest of the country, including the Balearic and Canary Islands, temperatures of up to 1 ° C lower than normal are expected.
As for rain, Christmas days could leave more rainfall than normal in the Valencian Community, Murcia, Levante Almeria and in the Pitiusas, a situation that would continue until the first days of 2022 due to the persistence of the east flow and the presence of cold air in height.
It could also rain more than usual in the Canary Islands due to possible drops of cold air at height.
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Originally from UK, Laura is based in Axarquia and is a writer for the Euro Weekly News covering news and features.
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