Musings and forecasts of Andalusian weather and climate, from a veteran meteorologist.
By: esteban9, 8:11 AM GMT on October 17, 2010
The Azores high pressure bubble remains firmly in charge, through at least the coming week. This anticyclone is deflecting all stormy and chilly weather toward the central Mediterranean, leaving us with crisp clear cool nights and warm sunny days. So, try to endure ;^)
By: esteban9, 8:19 AM GMT on October 08, 2010
The last forecast looks good, with moderate to heavy rain tonight and showers Saturday. Rain increasing again Sunday. Bring that umbrella with you this weekend!
By: esteban9, 7:31 AM GMT on October 07, 2010
The storm mentioned a few days ago is developing over the North Atlantic and it still looks potent. Bands of precipitation should start in earnest late Friday and strong rains look likely into Saturday morning.
The cyclone center then drops south directly over Spain on Sunday, which means that precipitation will reinvigorate and continue through at least Monday. This cycle means that we should be aware of the possibility of flooding rains this weekend.
Stay tuned, weather fans (and those who like to stay a step ahead of the weather)!
By: esteban9, 6:07 AM GMT on October 03, 2010
A cold front is striking the northwest quadrant of Iberia, soaking Galicia and northern Portugal as we speak. This front will not tarry in its progress toward the southeast, affecting the entire peninsula by tomorrow morning. The clouds associated with this system will invade the region from west to east during the day today.
The upper level dynamics supporting the front are not strong and are largely confined to the northern half of Spain. This means that the front will be weak by the time it reaches Andalucía. The upshot is that there will only be light precipitation area-wide, from this evening through overnight. Clearing and cool temperatures will ensue tomorrow.
This front heralds a "train" of similar fronts arriving from the northwest, with another weak one impacting the west coast midweek and another, probably stronger, about Friday/Saturday. This evinces the typical seasonal pattern change, as the jet stream, cooler air and storms sag successively further south to our latitude. So far, however, no MAJOR storms are seen on the crystal ball for the coming week.