More Atlantic fronts forecast to enter Spain after Storm Bernard leaves two dead and six injured in Andalucia

Image of sign warning of heavy rainfall.

Image of sign warning of heavy rainfall. Credit: trendobjects/

STORM BERNARD is expected to leave Spain this Monday, October 23, after causing a multitude of incidents across Andalucia.

One person died in Huelva province and another in the city of Córdoba as a result of the stormy conditions it brought. At least six others suffered various injuries in Granada, Huelva, Córdoba and Jaén.

According to AEMET, the State Meteorological Agency, records for rainfall in 24 hours for the month of October were broken in Huelva province.

There was also a monthly record in Jaén for maximum wind gust. At Córdoba airport, the strongest gust of wind was recorded since at least 1969, measuring 128 km/h, which is hurricane force.

Bernard will move away from the northeast of the country this Monday, heading towards the British Isles said the experts. However, they warned that successive Atlantic fronts will continue to arrive throughout the week, bringing more rain and causing temperatures to drop.

Another front will replace Bernard this Monday, with widespread rainfall expected to affect western and central regions of the mainland.

There could be heavy rain in Andalucia as well as in the Cantabrian Sea and the Pyrenees. Rain is also possible in the mountainous regions of the Canary Islands. Temperatures will rise in the Mediterranean area and fall in the northwest of the country.

Westerly winds blowing from the Atlantic are forecast to prevail for the next few days according to the weather experts. A successive passage of fronts will mainly affect the northwest of Spain.

Rainfall is predicted to not be as heavy as in recent days, except in Galicia and the Cantabrian communities. Temperatures will fluctuate as the fronts pass, but in general they will be at values ​​typical for the time of year in most of Spain.

Tuesday, October 24

The Atlantic front that arrived on Monday is expected to pass, leaving locally strong showers in the Balearic archipelago and Catalonia.

A new front will reach Galicia, bringing abundant rainfall that will spread to other points in the western half of the mainland as well as central regions.

This rain could be persistent in the centre of the country and will fall as snow in mountainous areas above an altitude of 2,000 metres.

Temperatures will drop in the eastern half of the mainland but should rise in Galicia and Asturias. There will be weak frosts in mountainous areas. During the middle hours of the day, values could reach more than 25ºC on the Mediterranean coast and in the Canary Islands.

Wednesday, October 25

Another new front will reach the northwest of the country on Wednesday, leaving rainfall that will be more abundant in Galicia, Asturias and the northwest of Castilla y León.

As the result of the arrival of milder southwesterly winds, temperatures will rise noticeably in most of the territory. Large areas of the mainland can expect between 18 and 20ºC, with 25ºC in the Mediterranean and Guadalquivir Valley.

Thursday, October 26

Looking ahead to Thursday , although the forecast presents greater uncertainty, a new, more active Atlantic front is predicted to cross the country.

It will deposit abundant rains in Galicia and the Cantabrian communities, while also extending to a good part of the mainland. However, it not expected to reach the Balearic Islands or the Mediterranean area. Temperatures will continue to rise in the east of the territory, but will begin to fall in the west.

Friday, October 27

AEMET anticipates that the wind and rain produced by the arrival of the Atlantic fronts is likely to continue, especially in the northwest of the country. It will also affect the Cantabrian Sea and the Pyrenees. Temperatures will drop on Friday but will recover in the following days, the experts forecast, as reported by

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Chris King

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