Spain, the Balearic Islands and Catalonia, on alert for snow

The Juliette storm continues to hit Spain, with the Balearic Islands and Catalonia as the most affected communities and unusual snow patterns in both areas

Spain, the Balearic Islands and Catalonia, on alert for snow

The Juliette storm continues to hit Spain, with the Balearic Islands and Catalonia as the most affected communities and unusual snow patterns in both areas. In the first they will have a red warning for snowfall, since they may accumulate more than 40 centimeters of snow in the archipelago from 400 meters throughout the day.

The situation will be especially complicated this Tuesday in Mallorca, with maximum red weather warnings (extreme risk) due to snow and waves, according to the prediction of the State Meteorological Agency (Aemet). In the Serra, the red warning for snowfall has been activated at 7:00 a.m.

The consequences of the storm have already begun to be felt on the island since Monday, where some roads continue to be cut off by snow. There have also been power cuts, with 2,000 people affected.

Likewise, Mallorca has active yellow and orange warnings for rain, with accumulated rainfall of 60 liters per square meter in 12 hours, although more than 100 liters per square meter can accumulate in 24 hours. The consequences have already been felt in the capital, where heavy rains have caused a huge eight-meter hole in Avenida Conde de Sallent in Palma, in the direction of Plaza España.

There are also warnings for wind throughout Mallorca and in Menorca, with an orange level in the Serra and the north-northeast of Mallorca, with gusts of up to 90 kilometers per hour. The entire coastline has active warnings due to waves, which in the Tramuntana and the north-northeast of Mallorca are extreme with waves that can exceed eight meters, although Aemet warns that occasionally the maximum wave can be around 15 meters.

The president of the Government, Francina Armengol, has called for "head and common sense" before what is expected to be the "most critical hours", according to Emergencies, of the Juliette storm in the Balearic Islands.

In a message on Twitter, Armengol has asked "please, prudence". "Help us help all the emergency and security operations that have been operating on the ground for hours," he asked the public.

All the autonomous communities, except Extremadura and the Canary Islands, will have this Tuesday warnings for risk (yellow), significant risk (orange) or even extreme (red) due to cold, snowfall, waves or strong winds, as reported by the State Meteorological Agency ( AEMET). From 2 to 7 centimeters of snow are expected in Asturias, Cantabria, Burgos, La Rioja, Navarra, the Basque Country, Girona, Barcelona, ​​Tarragona, for which reason Aemet has activated the yellow notice in those areas.

As for the cold, it will be the most extensive phenomenon, since minimum temperatures of up to -15ºC are expected in Guadalajara, which has the red warning activated. Teruel, Ávila, Segovia and Soria have an orange warning for temperatures of up to -10ºC, while they will have a yellow warning, for minimums between -1 and -8ºC in Orense, the rest of the provinces of Castilla y León except Burgos, Navarra, La Rioja, Murcia, Huesca, Zaragoza, Cuenca, Ciudad Real, Albacete, Toledo, Gerona, Lérida, Valencia, Alicante, Córdoba, Granada, Almería and Jaén.

Regarding coastal phenomena, they will also have an orange warning in Gerona and Tarragona, and yellow Barcelona, ​​Castellón, Valencia, Alicante and La Coruña. The wind risk will be yellow for Gerona, Tarragona, Zaragoza and Castellón.

The frosts, in addition, will be widespread in the interior of the Peninsula and the Balearic Islands and will be strong in mountain areas and intervals of strong wind will blow on the northwestern coasts of Galicia, Ampurdán, the Balearic Islands and the Ebro Valley.

In general, this Tuesday the skies will be cloudy or covered in the Cantabrian area and the Balearic Islands, with precipitation, which in the archipelago can be locally strong or persistent, and with occasional storms.

In the rest of the northern half there will be cloudy intervals, the same as in Melilla and the Canary Islands where some weak precipitation is not ruled out. In the rest of the country the skies will be slightly cloudy or clear.

Regarding temperatures, the AEMET expects daytime temperatures to rise in the eastern half of the Peninsula and in the Balearic Islands and few changes in the rest. The nocturnal ones will rise in the northeastern third of the peninsula and the Balearic Islands, while they will descend in the southwestern third. There will be frosts in the Balearic Islands and in the interior of the peninsula, except in western Andalusia, and they may be strong in mountainous systems in the center and north of the peninsula.

As for the wind, the AEMET forecasts that moderate winds will blow from the west in the Strait and in the rest it will be from the north, with strong intervals on the northwestern coasts of Galicia, Ampurdán, the Balearic Islands and the Ebro valley.

According to the criteria of The Trust Project