Storm Ana a weather bomb i.e. a storm that quickly intensifies with pressure rapidly droping in the centre. This is the first to be named by the State Meteorological Agency and is crossing to the north of the Cantabrian Sea, carrying very strong winds, bad ocean conditions and persistent rains on a large part of the Peninsula and the Balearics.
It is a "very deep" storm, warned (Aemet), which will lead to an intense storm of wind, sea and rainfall throughout the Peninsula and the Balearic Islands and that will start Sunday and will extend until Monday .
An orange warning has been declared for winds and heavy rains -as well as intense waves in the coastal areas- in eight autonomous communities (Galicia, Asturias, Cantabria, Basque Country, Navarra, La Rioja, Castilla y León and Madrid), as well as in the provinces of Cáceres, Toledo, Ciudad Real and Guadalajara.
The rains will tend to decrease from west to east throughout Monday, but the entire north coast of Catalonia, the Balearic Islands, Murcia and Alicante will be on orange alert on Monday for strong winds that could cause waves of up to six metres.
The gusts of wind may exceed 80-100 kilometers per hour, especially in mountainous areas, Galicia and nearby areas where they could exceed 120 km / h.
The level of snow will be high at first,confined to high mountainous areas.
At the end of Monday, it is most likely that bad conditions end after the passage of the front , although the much-needed rain, after the extreme drought episodes that mainland Spain has endured recently, will remain throughout the week.
Tuesday there will be rain in Galicia and the Bay of Biscay, also reaching the northern Canary Islands and, probably, the Balearic Islands.