The weather forecasts for the weekend do not meet the worst expectations. Concern about a premature summer has moderated after the last few days of heat, which have not been that bad. Thus, the State Meteorological Agency (Aemet) has updated its forecast, highlighting an unstable scenario with rain, storms and several warnings due to various inclemencies.

For the northern half of the peninsula and the Canary Islands, Aemet predicts cloudy skies with scattered showers. Meanwhile, in the southern half of the Peninsula and the Balearic Islands, cloudy intervals with a low probability of rain are expected.

Sunday will be even more unstable and it is not ruled out that hail will end up falling. This bad weather will mainly affect the north of the Peninsula and will extend to areas of Extremadura, southwest of Castilla-La Mancha and Andalusia.

As for temperatures, Aemet points out that they will be mild, “more typical of the month of April” than the beginning of summer that was feared. In general, thermometers will register around 20 degrees, with some areas of the northeast and the southern half reaching 25ºC. This slight rise in temperatures is good news for those who feared premature suffocating heat.

The showers announced by Aemet are due to a pocket of cold air located over the north of the Peninsula, which has favored atmospheric instability. This situation will continue at least until Monday, with storms that will be weaker than those of the weekend. Instability will persist during the first days of next week.

It will be from Tuesday when the cold air pocket begins to retreat. With its retreat, precipitation is expected to decrease and atmospheric stability will return to a large part of the territory. Temperatures, consequently, will be more appropriate for this time of year.