Some Parts Of Spain Could Experience More Rain And Storms By The Weekend

Image of a person walking under an umbrella in the rain.

Image of a person walking under an umbrella in the rain. Credit Ismael Juan /

THE DANA appeared to calm down this Tuesday, September 4, after the chaos it wreaked across the country over the last few days.

Galicia, Cantabria and the Valencian Community were still expected to experience some rainfall today though according to the forecast from AEMET, the State Meteorological Agency.

Three people tragically lost their lives in Spain as a result of the terrible weather that caused roads to collapse, homes to be flooded, rivers to break their banks, and transport systems to be disrupted.

As reported by this Tuesday, the DANA is predicted to move until it is located to the northwest of the mainland. It is expected to be absorbed by the remains of Hurricane Franklin, something the experts call the Fujiwhara effect, which will give rise to an isolated cold storm. ‘This could mean that next weekend it could be wet again’, the experts warned.

What is the Fujiwhara effect?

The Fujiwhara Effect is an interaction that occurs between tropical or extratropical cyclones, which form in the same oceanic region. This can cause changes in the trajectory and intensity of one or both systems, which can even merge. The interaction between them will depend on the distance that separates them, their size, or their intensity.

Wednesday, September 6

Temperatures are forecast to rise slightly tomorrow in central and southern parts of the country, with the atmosphere remaining mild in general. The same outlook applies to the western Cantabrian Sea region and the Canary Islands. Meanwhile, values will decrease in the northeast, the Levantine area and the Balearic Islands.

It will be warmer in Lleida, where values could reach 35°C, with Bilbao, Murcia and Palma expected to experience 33°C, while in Ávila will only see 22 °C and León 23°C.

Thursday, September 7

Instability could increase again on Thursday, according to The storm could begin to move further south, edging closer to the mainland.

‘On this day, light rains are expected on the Andalucian Mediterranean coast accompanied by medium and high cloudiness. These clouds will grow stronger in the northwest and the Pyrenees, causing occasional intense downpours and storms’, they explained.

Friday, September 8

On Friday, the storm is forecast to continue moving southwest, with showers possibly forming again in the northwest quadrant of the country.

It is possible that: ‘The centre of the storm will approach the coasts of southern Portugal, and by Monday it could enter the mainland, although weakly,” indicated the weather experts.

Saturday, September 9

Sowers could appear in the northwest quadrant of the country on Saturday, especially in the south of Galicia and on the Cantabrian Coast of Asturias.

Sunday, September 10

During Sunday, they could form again in the northwest and extend to more areas of the central and southern interior of Spain, although with less intensity.

This instability could continue at the beginning of next week, although pointed out that uncertainty is very high as of Friday, so the forecasts could still change.

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Chris King

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