Musings and forecasts of Andalusian weather and climate, from a veteran meteorologist.
By: esteban9, 6:36 AM GMT on June 13, 2010
Cool northerly flow continues, generating considerable clouds and some scattered showers. Over the next 48 hours, the best chance of precip appears to be in eastern Andalucia, where weak low pressure resides.
For those that dislike the usual heat of June, this should be a welcome and surprising relief!
By: esteban9, 9:27 AM GMT on June 10, 2010
The rainbands of yesterday stayed primarily in the western provinces, with the following accumulations in mm:
Today there will be some lingering, widespread showers, but nowhere near the coverage and intensity of yesterday. Showers will be more prevalent in mountainous areas. Temperatures, however, will remain unseasonably cool, about 10 C below the norms for the day. Winds will be weaker than yesterday. There will be a slow warmup toward early next week, but high temperatures will remain 5-10 degrees cooler than experienced before yesterday's storm.
By: esteban9, 3:36 PM GMT on June 08, 2010
A rainband is now in Badajoz province (just north of Huelva province), and the precipitation should sag southeastward tonight. Therefore western Andalucia should see some rain after midnight, and precipitation should dominate the weather during the day tomorrow. Some thunderstorms could be embedded in the rainbands.
It now appears that the low pressure trough that is generating the rain will move north more rapidly than thought earlier, so precipitation should be largely gone by Thursday. Oh well, it is mid-June, a normally dry month in Andalucia!
By: esteban9, 9:52 AM GMT on June 06, 2010
This is my first post here in a while, mainly because of the dry and benign spring weather since my last post. Since the weather models do a reasonably good job of forecasting temperatures in such benign periods, and these forecasts are readily available elsewhere (including Wunderground), I don't attempt to make my own temperature forecasts.
So why this post? Well, it looks like a trough of low pressure is going to build southward over Iberia during midweek, interrupting our extended dry spell. The precipitation will begin Wednesday morning in the West and persist through Thursday. Temperatures will also drop significantly, by as much as 10 degrees over current highs, by Wednesday night/Thursday morning. So for those looking for a respite from the monotonous sun and warmth, take advantage!
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