THE Andalucian summer is expected to end with a cold snap and showers.

The Spanish weather agency AEMET has forecast heavy rain for the province of Malaga from this Thursday.

“Cloud with abundant rain in the #Peninsula between Thursday 17 and Monday 21,” weather agency AEMET tweeted.

“An unusually close Atlantic squall for this time of the year will bring clouds with rain and a drop in temperatures.”

The rainfall is expected to extend to Saturday and could be of a high magnitude and be accompanied by storms.

The instability is due to a cold spell that will enter from the west of the peninsula and move towards the eastern coasts while bringing a generalised drop in temperatures across the country.

This phenomenon is common with the onset of autumn and spring on Spain’s Mediterranean coasts.

In the Malaga capital, the skies will become overcast as of Wednesday with a five to 40% chance of rain.

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AEMET expects widespread rains from Thursday.

Heavy rainfall is expected for Friday and Saturday with temperatures predicted to drop several degrees, with a maximum of 25C and a minimum of 21C.

In other parts of the province, such as Ronda, the thermometers will fall by at least seven degrees on Saturday, when the maximum will be 21C and the minimum 14C.

Locally heavy or persistent rain is also expected along the coast of Valencia and areas of the western part of the peninsula, especially in the south of the main mountain systems.

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