Balearic Islands on a yellow weather alert

All the islands of the Balearic archipelago are currently on yellow alert (risk) for coastal phenomena, with a force 6-7 southwest wind forecast and waves of up to 2-3 metres, according to the State Meteorological Agency (AEMET).

Mallorca, Ibiza and Formentera have a yellow warning as a result of winds, with gusts that could reach 90 mph in northern parts of the islands and the Serra de Tramuntana in Mallorca.

The week has begun with a total of 33 provinces on alert. In the coastal provinces of Almeria, Cantabria Girona, A Coruña, Lugo and Asturias, the waves constitute a significant risk, while in other provinces the problem will be the rain.

Both the waves and the wind caused yellow alerts in Granada, Castellón, Mallorca and Murcia. Wind poses the biggest risk in many provinces: Córdoba, Huelva, Jaen, Sevilla, Zaragoza, Albacete, Cuenca, Guadalajara, Palencia, Lleida, Madrid, Alicante, Valencia, with speeds of up to 90 mph.

Gusts of up to 100 kph are expected in Teruel, Burgos, Soria and La Rioja, where the alert is described as ‘significant risk’. A similar description applies to the waves in Barcelona, Pontevedra, Vizcaya and Guipuzcoa, Tarragona, Ibiza, Formentera and Menorca. Huesca is on alert for rain and wind.

Temperatures are forecast to fall in general, especially at night, with the onset of frosts in the Pyrenees and the Cantabrian Mountains. Fortunately for the Balearic and Canary Islands, daytime temperatures are forecast to increase.

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