Following dust storms caused by Saharan sand, heavy rains and strong winds, Spain has been hit with numerous orange weather warnings in recent weeks. A short walk from the moderate climate typical of Spain at this time of year, local authorities are advising residents and tourists to take precautions.
People from north to south of Spain have experienced these harsh conditions, as Spain’s National Meteorological Agency AEMET recorded the wettest March since 1950 in the regions of Valencia and the Costa Blanca.
Emergency services have been busy over the past few weeks responding to fallen trees and rescuing those from overflowing rivers.
Continued rain has led to new weather records, and the recent calima carrying Saharan red sand has resulted in dusty orange skies and several flight delays and cancellations at Malaga airport in recent weeks.
With the weather unchanged, AEMET recorded several hot spots on the southern coast of Spain still issued with yellow and orange warnings.
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Which places in Spain are subject to weather warnings?
The southern city of Cadiz, northwest of Gibraltar, has been issued an orange weather warning as winds are forecast to reach up to 100km/h.
There is also a coastal risk, as the waves are expected to reach up to three meters high.
Amber weather warnings represent an increased likelihood of business disruption, which can lead to travel delays, road and rail closures, power outages, and potential risks to life and property.
The yellow weather warning urges people to be aware and plan ahead thinking about travel delays or disruption to daily activities due to the possibility of severe weather in the affected area.
Cloudy conditions are expected for much of the week on the Costa del Sol with an average temperature of 15C, however the Met Office predicts thunderstorms will hit the coast on Wednesday and remain throughout the month. afternoon.
Orange and yellow weather warnings are set to lift from tomorrow, except for those for Almeria and Costa Grenadina, which will remain in place through Tuesday.