WATCH: Historic town hit without warning by MASSIVE flash flooding in south of Spain

RESIDENTS of Ronda, romantically known as the City of Dreams, suffered a nightmare this afternoon (Thursday) when thunderstorms and flash flooding hit the area without warning.

Streets were left awash with water almost a metre deep in places as an estimated 45 litres per square metre fell in less than an hour.

Tables and chairs from cafes could be seen floating down the streets.

No warning of the impending storm was issued by the state Met Office AEMET but a yellow alert just been put in place until 9pm this evening.

Mayor Teresa Valdenebro Ríos was furious that no warning of the storm had been provided. She recommended caution to the citizens of the town advised neighbours to call 112, the Local Police or Civil Protection volunteers in case of any incident.

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  • Booked in for 2 nights for Saturday 22nd September. Hotel So Posts de Ronda. Is it open because of floods. Sorry El Poeta de Ronda.

    • There was a huge clear-up operation in Ronda last night and things are much better now - so we would expect so. But we suggest you confirm direct with the hotel.