Two days of RED ALERTS as holiday hot spots in Spain expect a soaking on THURSDAY and FRIDAY

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RAIN IN SPAIN ALERTS: A downpour in Barcelona earlier this year (File photograph). Photo credit: Shutterstock

SOME of Spain’s traditional sunny holiday destinations for Brits are facing torrential rain, thunderstorms, gale-force winds and high coastal waters for at least two days.

Emergency plans have already been activated in the Balearic Islands and the Valencian Community.

The country’s national Met Office, AEMET, has just upgraded the severe weather warning for the next two days and the Costa del Sol, Costa Blanca and islands of Mallorca, Menorca and Ibiza all have either yellow or orange alerts in place.

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Emergency plans have already been activated in the Balearic Islands and the Valencian Community.

The autonomous communities of Andalucia, Valencia and Cataluña are expected to see the worst of the weather on Thursday morning but the rains will intensify in Cataluña, Aragon, the Valencian Community and the Balearic Islands continuing through until Friday.

Forecasters have put maximum red alerts in place in the province of Castellon and Teruel and predict the rainfall could reach 180 litres in 12 hours.

As well as heavy rainfall many areas will experience strong wind, thunderstorms and high waves, up to four-metres, in coastal areas.

Temperatures are expected to plummet particularly in Andalucia where the provinces of Huelva, Sevilla, Cadiz, Cordoba, Jaen and Granada could see a 10C drop from one day to the next.

FORECAST: Thursday, October 18, 2018. Source: AEMET
FORECAST: Thursday, October 18, 2018. Source: AEMET
FORECAST: Friday, October 19, 2018. Source: AEMET
FORECAST: Friday, October 19, 2018. Source: AEMET

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