Murcia is still under the influence of the squall and the weather situation advises us not to lower our guard.

Murcia is still under the influence of the squall and the weather situation advises us not to lower our guardThe Region of Murcia is still under the influence of the squall that has left significant amounts of water in some areas this past morning, hence the weather situation advises not to lower our guard.

This has advanced to Europa Press the spokesman of the territorial delegation of Aemet in Murcia, Luis Bañón, who has specified, as an example, that in 12 hours has recorded an accumulated rainfall of 108 litres per m2 in the Salinas de Cabo de Palos, at the beginning of La Manga (Cartagena). Of the total amount, it is noteworthy that 104 litres per m2 fell practically in 6 hours and with “very high” intensities accompanied by strong gusts of wind of up to 82 km per hour. In the port city, 91 litres per square metre were recorded in 12 hours.

Although the DANA will leave the Region of Murcia on Wednesday, “we will continue to be under the influence of low pressure and a situation of instability” which will continue throughout the week.

For this reason, the yellow warnings for rain are still active, because we are under the influence of the DANA. Specifically, the anticyclone is located around the British Isles, further north than its normal position, which means that the squall is positioned to the south and enters the Peninsula and the Azores, affecting the Region.

This type of disturbance, known as ‘rex blocking’ in meteorological terms, causes the squalls to enter the Peninsula and extend into the surrounding area.

As a result, this situation of instability will continue practically all week and although the DANA is breaking up and moving towards the Mediterranean, a second one will enter on Thursday, moving towards the Azores, but it could foreseeably affect the Region of Murcia.

Precipitation, cloudy skies and occasional thundery showers are forecast for the whole week due to the influence of these low pressures with cold air. The evening situation will be marked by some instability, cloudiness of diurnal evolution and thundery showers over the next few days.

This unstable situation will be accompanied by a drop in maximum temperatures which have already been recorded on Tuesday, which will be the coolest day of the week, as well as on Wednesday. Although maximum temperatures will rise slightly on Thursday, they will remain relatively cool for the season.

Specifically, the maximum temperatures on Tuesday will be between 6º and 8º below normal, with values of between 20º and 22º taking Murcia as a reference value; on Thursday they will reach 26º and on Friday they will drop again to 23º-24º. So throughout the week it will remain a few degrees below normal, while the nights will be mild, around 14º-16º.

In the Altiplano it is still raining and significant rainfall is accumulating, between 40 and 50 litres per m2 and in inland areas of Lorca it is still raining, as well as in the Northwest. It is not ruled out that precipitation and some showers, more isolated, will continue to affect some parts of the region.


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