Yet again, rain is going to put a damper on Holy Week celebrations across Spain, especially tomorrow, Maundy Thursday, when an area of low pressure is set to sweep across the country from north to south, bringing rain until Saturday.
The Spanish Met. Office (AEMET) has forecast unsettled weather for virtually the whole of mainland Spain, the Balearic Islands and the Canaries until Saturday, when more settled conditions are going to move into most of the country, although the rain will still most likely persist in the extreme north.
Tomorrow, Maundy Thursday, the first day of the holiday period for most of the Autonomous Communities, rain will fall across almost the whole country, with light to moderate showers being punctuated by the odd storm, which could be heavy in the Valencian Community, but likely to be weaker and more sporadic in the south of the country.
Rain, albeit only in the form of light to moderate showers, is expected in the Canary Islands.
During the day, temperatures will drop slightly across the whole country and some snow could fall above 900metres in the north west, above 2,000 metres in the extreme south east, and above 1,400 metres in the rest of the country.
The forecast for Good Friday shows cloudy skies across almost all of Spain and the Balearic Islands. Light to moderate showers are also expected, accompanied by the occasional storm, except in the south east of the country and in the Balearics. The Canaries will also see some light rain in the north of the islands.
Temperatures will start to rise again slightly in the top third of the country on Friday, whereas the south will see the mercury continue to fall. There will be no change in the Balearics and the Canaries.
Saturday will see the weather start to become more settled, with showers more likely in the morning than in the afternoon, and most likely in the north and south west of the country. The rest of mainland Spain is unlikely to see any rain on Saturday.
The Canary Islands will see north-easterly winds and the possibility of some light showers in the westernmost islands. Temperatures will rise slightly during the course of the day.
From Sunday onwards AEMET has said the weather will "very probably" be settled, except in the extreme north of the country, where there will still be the chance of light rain.
Temperatures will continue to show a slight increase and there will be moderate to strong winds in the north east of the country. There will be no change in the Canary Islands.