SPAIN’S national weather agency, AEMET, has put parts of the Costa Blanca, including Benidorm, on RED ALERT today (Monday) for heavy rain forcing the closure of some schools and colleges in the Valencia region (see bottom of page).
But many regions others are on orange an yellow severe weather alerts for torrential rain and high coastal water – including Almeria, the Canary Islands and the Balearic Islands.
Alicante and Valencia are the two regions on high risk for heavy rain today.
While the Balearic Islands of Ibiza, Formentera, Mallorca and Menorca have orange warnings. The Canary Islands face another day of battering by high coastal waters.
The traffic light colours of weather warnings come the day after the emergency services on the Costa del Sol were inundated with calls about floodings and even lightning strikes which led to a fire at a hotel in Marbella.
Spain’s Canary Islands were also hit hard yesterday with 40ft high waves smashing into sea front properties, forcing their evacuation, as balconies were swept away by the crashing waves.