The polar cold is hitting all of mainland Spain and the Balearic Islands and, although the snowfalls that this icy spell has brought with it have been appreciated in the ski resorts, since they have allowed skiers to enjoy absolutely idyllic pictures, what It is true that a large part of Spaniards are already looking towards the horizon with the hope that with the last blows of the first month of the year, frosts and temperatures below zero during the early mornings also end.
But although many of us want to take off our hats and gloves, for now the forecasts of the State Meteorological Agency (Aemet) indicate that the intense cold will still be with us for a few days.
And it is that, in the four days that remain for the month of January of this 2023, the Hannelore storm and the anticipation that has arrived through the Atlantic will continue to cause the Iberian Peninsula and the Balearic Islands to register lower temperatures than expected. normal for these dates, in addition to precipitation that during the next two days will manifest itself in the form of snow at very low levels.
In fact, throughout the weekend of January 27-29 meteorologists forecast a new drop in temperatures throughout the country, so that Spain will remain at values below those registered during the last 20 years for this time.
Looking ahead to Monday, the Aemet expects that the maximums will begin to rise throughout Spain, although that same day, the minimum temperatures will continue to drop, producing significant frosts at dawn that will contrast with a pleasant environment at noon.
This icy atmosphere will also remain throughout the week, when according to the weather anomaly maps published by Aemet, it is expected that temperatures remain lower than usual for a February start throughout the country, including the Canary Islands, and with the sole exception of the Pyrenees. In this mountain range, the thermometers will mark, depending on the altitude of the area, up to a minimum of -2ºC and a maximum of 11ºC, something usual for the beginning of February.
It will be from Monday, February 6 when the frosts begin to stay behind. Between the 6th and the 12th, the thermometers are expected to rise throughout the country Even reaching the eastern half of up to 2 ºC above what is usual on these dates. The same will happen, if there are no last-minute changes, between February 13 and 19, so it could be said that if we are able to endure another week of intense cold, we will have finished with the hardest part of the winter of this 2023.