TUMBLING temperatures will hit Alicante province this weekend with overnight values dropping to minus five degrees in some inland areas.
Storm Hannelore has been making its way across the central Mediterranean to bring a distinctly cooler feeling.
The good news is that there will be plenty of sunshine on both Saturday and Sunday, with highs of 15 degrees on the coast, but up to five degrees cooler inland.
The first frosts of winter will hit some rural inland areas on Saturday night, with even lower values of minus-five the following night.
Meteorologist Lluis Frances said: “There will be frosts even in coastal areas that will last for many days, something we haven’t seen for a long time.”
An increase in the Scandinavian high pressure is spreading to the south and that will contribute to some humid airflows in Spain with the possibility of more snow in the high points from Monday.
“We are talking about the coldest days of winter, with minimum temperatures that can be between five and ten degrees below normal for the time of year,” warned meteorologist Rosalía Fernández.