BREAKING: Highest level RED ALERT for torrential rain and flooding on COSTA DEL SOL and MALAGA

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RAIN AND THUNDERSTORMS: The FULL weather picture in Spain for Saturday, October, 2018. Photo credits: Shutterstock and AEMET

SPAIN’S Costa del Sol and Malaga holiday hot spots are bracing themselves for torrential rain and potential flooding today (Saturday) as the severe weather warnings for the areas have been upgraded to RED overnight by the official  Met Office AEMET.

The RED ALERTS for the Sol and Guadlahorce areas of Malaga are in place from 6am until 6pm – although the emergency services report that no rain has fallen in those areas as of 9am. From 6pm onwards the warnings will be downgraded to YELLOW ALERTS which will remain in place until midday on Sunday.

Almeria and Granada in Andalucia have ORANGE ALERTS in place, as does Tarragona in Cataluña, Castellon in the Valencia Community, and Murcia.

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A large number of other areas have YELLOW ALERTS for heavy, rain, thunderstorms and high coastal waters (see below).

The 112 Andalucia emergency control centre has issued a warning for everyone to be prepared – especially if you are driving – and never try to cross a road that is flooded.

The advise they are fully prepared to coordinate any emergency actions that are necessary.

 

FORECAST: Saturday, October 20, 2018. Source: AEMET
FORECAST: Saturday, October 20, 2018. Source: AEMET
FORECAST: Saturday, October 20, 2018. Source: AEMET

 

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