THE province has experienced another episode of extreme heavy downpours with over 83 litres of rain per square metre recorded in the coastal town of Moraira, Alicante and a drop of 10 degrees in temperature in some areas in the province in just 24 hours. Nearby Javea received 40 litres per square metre.
Alicante was the province most affected by the rains on October 13 according to the State Meteorological Agency, AEMET. The day started off with heavy low cloud and the rains started around 9am, not letting up for most of the day.
Calpe, located just 12 kilometres from Moraira also experienced heavy rains, with many of the town’s roads including the Avenida Juan Carlos I being closed by the police. More than a dozen vehicles were left stranded as drainage systems struggled to deal with the excessive accumulation of water, which was approximately half a metre deep on some roads. The hugely popular Oktoberfest that is currently running in Calpe was also affected by the heavy rains and was forced to close until conditions improve.
The province remains on yellow alert for high risk of rains and strong weather conditions.