The arrival of a deep Atlantic storm over the peninsular northwest will leave from next Thursday a storm of rain, wind and bad sea throughout the north of the country, with rainfall of more than 100 liters per square meter in points of Galicia and Pyrenees and waves from 5 to 7 meters high.
The State Meteorological Agency (Aemet) has warned in a statement that the storm is associated with a very active frontal system that will lead to heavy rains and showers, especially on Thursday in Galicia, the Cantabrian area and the western half of the Pyrenees and on Friday in the Basque Country, northern Navarra and the Pyrenees.
"The wind will be a very adverse and widespread phenomenon these days," remarked Aemet, who also reported that "very strong gusts of west component wind are expected in much of the northern half and eastern peninsular third. The strongest winds are expected, Thursday on the Cantabrian coast, Friday on the Basque coast, Pyrenees and interior of Tarragona and Castellón. "
The most important accumulations are foreseen in Pontevedra, northeast of A Coruña and western Pyrenees, where more than 100 liters per square meter could be collected.
Aemet foresees strong waves on the Atlantic and Cantabrian facades, with west wind force 8 and sea combined with waves between 5 and 7 meters.
From Saturday the situation will improve, with the expected withdrawal of the storm towards Scandinavia and the arrival of the Azores anticyclone by the peninsular southwest, adds the Aemet.