THE PROVINCE of Alicante has been lashed by heavy rain, strong winds and thunderstorms as it experiences one of the wettest months of August on record.
Spanish national meteorological office (AEMET) still has a yellow alert in place today (Thursday) for rain, thunderstorms and, possibly, hail but by Friday it is expected that the weather will improve.
Tibi recorded the maximum rainfall yesterday with 46 litres per square metre in a 24-hour period while Elche, Torrevieja and Alicante exceeded 20 litres.
Javea recorded 15 litres and Benidorm 10 litres but without causing major problems according to the emergency services and the Consorcio de Bomberos.
The unseasonal, unsettled weather is being blamed on DANA (Depresión Aislada de Niveles Altos) a sub-tropical high depression that has approached Spain from the Atlantic.
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