WHILE many parts of Spain swelter this weekend, Valencia escapes the highest temperatures until next week when the heat wave is predicted to reach the region.
According to the State Meteorological Agency AEMET (Agencia Estatal de Meteorología) at the start of next week temperatures in most of the region will reach the high 30s, compared to this weekend when the thermometers are predicted to hover around 30º celsius. On Monday the mercury will begin to rise but the worst of the heat is expected for Tuesday, as shown in the photos of the AEMET twet below:
AEMET has also said that the first fortnight of June is likely to be the hottest start to this month since records began in the Valencia Region, it was reported by Cadena SER radio. In the first nine days of the month, the thermal anomaly has been +3.3 degrees above normal. What’s more, temperatures will continue to go up rather than down with the arrival, on Monday, of the heat wave which is affecting most of the peninsula this weekend.
Sea surface temperatures have also been affected by the unusual heat of the past few weeks, with water temperatures above 24ª along much of Valencia’s coastline. This is not due to the Poniente, the westerly wind that comes from inland and always brings warmer air, instead it is being caused by African heat. According to the forecast, breezes will continue to blow over the weekend, although somewhat weaker on Sunday and with less inland wind expected at five o’clock on Sunday afternoon.
The worst of this heatwave will arrive on Monday and, above all, on Tuesday the breezes will be very weak and the heat will spread throughout the region.