The intense heat will continue for the next few days, and temperatures will rise to over 35ºC in much of Spain between Thursday and Saturday, according to the State Meteorological Agency (Aemet). However, the long-awaited change of time will come from Sunday. It is the scheduled date for the final wave of high temperatures that have taken over Spain since the beginning of July. Meanwhile, Friday and Saturday will be especially hot in the Mediterranean regions and the Balearic Islands, as they will exceed 40ºC maximum, while the nights will be torrid (more than 25ºC minimum). Read also Europa Press The sea water in Valencia reaches 29.7ºC, one degree higher than the previous record of 2015 “As of Sunday we expect a change in the prevailing atmospheric configuration in our country”, announces the spokesman for Aemet, Rubén del Campo, which predicts the arrival for several days of successive troughs accompanied by cooler air on the surface, which will cause a drop in temperatures “in most of the country.” The troughs are tongues of cold air associated with low pressures at high levels of the troposphere that are sometimes isolated from the jet stream that drives them and give rise to isolated depressions at high levels of the atmosphere. In this way, the thermal relief will arrive from Sunday (after several weeks in a row with high temperatures) and will even place the thermometers in somewhat cooler values than normal. The situation will probably continue throughout the middle of next week. However, it should be pointed out that the temperature drop will take longer to be noticed in the southern and eastern thirds and in the Balearic Islands. Meanwhile, the water of the Mediterranean Sea continues to be very warm, with a surface temperature of between 28ºC and 30ºC between the Balearic Islands and the Levante peninsular. On August 9, the Puertos del Estado buoy in Valencia reached its water temperature record, with 29.7ºC, one degree more than its previous record, which was recorded in August 2015. The highlights of this Thursday will return to be hot, and temperatures are expected to rise in the Northwest. Also read Celeste López On Saturday, as the first trough approaches, temperatures will begin to drop Friday will be a very hot day in the Mediterranean regions and in the southwest of the Peninsula and will reach values between 5ºC and 10ºC above normal in the northern third, with mercury at more than 40ºC in the northeast and in the south and “very hot” in the Mediterranean. On Saturday, as the first trough approaches, temperatures will begin to drop in the western half, but there will be a “clear rise” in the Mediterranean peninsular regions and in the Balearic Islands. In the northern, eastern and southern thirds, temperatures will be up to 10ºC higher than normal, and even somewhat more in the Balearic Islands. The thermometers will reach 40ºC in Granada, Lleida, Zaragoza, Pamplona, Logroño, Valencia and the Balearic Islands and 42ºC in Córdoba or Jaén and even 43ºC in Murcia and in the interior of the Valencian Community. After that final firework, on Sunday, as the trough advances, a “sharp” drop in temperatures will begin in the west in most of the country, but they will remain very high in the Ebro basin, Mediterranean regions, the Balearic Islands and the southeast. “It is likely that the temperature drop will continue during the first days of next week, with the arrival of successive troughs that will give rise to rains,” the spokesman confides. However, in the first half of next week the intense heat will continue with maximums above 35ºC at least until Wednesday in the Ebro basin, the Mediterranean and Balearic regions and very hot nights. Also read Agencies
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