! Spanish News Today – Spain gears up for white weekend with arrival of storm Arwen

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Publication date: 11/26/2021

Eleven communities in Spain have been put on alert for snow and storms

As Spain recovers from the heavy flooding and freezing temperatures brought by the polar air mass that followed the arrival of the first DANA of the winter season, Storm Arwen is expected to cover much of the country with snow over the course of of the weekend.

Aemet issued a special warning Thursday, November 25 for the episode of snowfall that will leave landscapes white and low temperatures across the country at least until Sunday.

The new cold front will penetrate the Cantabrian coast, moving from north to south, and will add to the persistent rainfall expected in the northern half of Spain. In much of the southern half of the country, maximum temperatures will not exceed 10 degrees Celsius.

The weather will remain relatively stable on Friday before the full effects of Arwen are felt on Saturday, when Aemet spokesman Rubén del Campo predicts that intense northwesterly winds “will bring an arctic air mass. from very high and very cold latitudes ”.

The expert predicts that Spain will be extremely cold throughout the weekend, with severe and persistent frosts affecting many inland areas. In much of northern and central Spain, daytime highs will barely reach 8 degrees, while high mountain areas could drop to zero.

Eleven municipalities under weather alert

A combination of snow, rain, strong winds and coastal storms prompted 11 communities to be alerted on Friday, with the Canary Islands and Catalonia on orange weather warning.

Aragon and the Valencian Community have activated a yellow alert for strong winds between 70 and 80 kilometers per hour, while in Asturias, Cantabria, Castile and León, Navarre and La Rioja there is a yellow alert for heavy snowfall.

Image: Aemet

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