Snow, rain, wind and storms: 12 autonomous communities in Spain on alert for extreme weather conditions
Snow, rain, wind and storms at sea: 12 autonomous communities in Spain are on alert for extreme weather conditions.
The autonomous communities of Spain are on alert for severe weather conditions on Wednesday April 20. The Spanish meteorological agency (Aemet) has issued yellow and orange warnings for rain, strong winds, snowfall and sea storms.
Some areas can expect to see up to 20 liters of rain in a single hour. Wind gusts between 70 and 80 kilometers per hour were also forecast.
Almeria and Granada in Andalucia have put in place an orange weather warning due to the major risk of winds causing waves of 3 to 4 meters high. Granada and Jaen have a yellow alert in place for snowfall. Snow has been forecast at heights close to 1,000 meters and between three and 10 centimeters of snow can be expected. Jaen was able to see a cumulative rain of 50 liters in the space of just 12 hours.
Stormy weather is expected in the autonomous city of Melilla. Strong onshore winds and stormy weather at sea could see waves up to three meters high. A yellow weather alert is also in place for strong gusts of wind.
The Valencian Community can also expect heavy rains. Yellow thunderstorm and rain alerts have also been put in place in Murcia in the regions of Lorca, Aguilas, Cartagena, Mazarron and the Guadalentin Valley.
Snow is announced in Madrid above 1,100 or 1,200 meters, accompanied by strong winds.
As El Correo Gallego reports: “In the regions of Aragon, Asturias, Castile and Leon, Castile-La Mancha, Navarre, Basque Country and La Rioja, the yellow warning is maintained for snow at from 1,000 or 1,200 meters of altitude, for wind that will reach about 80 kilometers per hour or for precipitation that will leave 40 liters in 12 hours.
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