The high temperatures (from the heat wave) will end tomorrow, but the Mediterranean looks like the Caribbean and that is bad news

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Since July 9, the temperatures have not given us a break. For days, no matter what part of Spain we were in, the forecast was the same: hot, hot and hotter. Not only is it that many areas of the country have lived for weeks with highs above 40 degrees; is that many others have surpassed all-time highs. And yes, it is summer, it is normal for it to be hot; but if the data is making something clear, it is that it is doing much more than is normal for these dates. Is this what awaits us?


What awaits us in July. With the end of the second heat wave of the season and its disastrous impact on Spanish forests, the question is exactly that: are we going to continue to suffer the effects of the DANAs hooked up in the Atlantic? Are you going to have to endure these high temperatures for much longer?

For now, the AEMET has updated what is expected of the rest of the month and, although a predominance of dry and sunny weather is expected in most of the Peninsula and the Balearic Islands (with the exception of Galicia and the Cantabrian coast), temperatures will begin to drop from this Monday.

If the question is "when does the heat wave end" the answer is: we have bad news

The return to normal. It is true that this first drop will be noticeable above all in the northwest of the peninsula; and that in the south and southeast the temperatures will continue to be very high (44 degrees are expected in Seville and 45 degrees in Murcia). But they will gradually drop over the first days of the week to values ​​”typical of the time of year.” In other words, we will not experience a significant drop in temperatures: it will continue to be hot, but less so (more reasonable and milder).

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And the rest of the summer? As always, forecasting models are not very reliable in such a long term. However, there are certain things that give us clues about what awaits us. Because, yes, the heat wave is over, but strange events are still the order of the day. On the one hand, we are seeing a very rare phenomenon of altitude overheating with zero degree values ​​at 5000 meters above sea level. On the other hand, the western Mediterranean is having temperatures similar to those of the Caribbean Sea.

The Caribbean nostrum. It is not an exaggeration, the water temperature in the Balearic Islands reaches 30 degrees; while the Caribbean Sea is currently between 29 and 32 degrees. What does that mean? According to meteorologiststhe answer seems clear.

A higher temperature of the Mediterranean Sea will lead to greater heat during the summer and a complete change in the breeze regime (which is what helps to lower the temperature in coastal areas). As a direct consequence, if the trend continues throughout the summer, we will see an increase in the probability of torrential rains in late summer and early fall.

Since July 9, the temperatures have not given us a break. For days, no matter what part of Spain we…

Since July 9, the temperatures have not given us a break. For days, no matter what part of Spain we…

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