WARNINGS activated by AEMET, Spain’s Met Office, yesterday ahead of today have been upgraded in some areas to an Orange Alert, ‘serious risk to life’ level.
A cold front from the Atlantic swept across Spain last night, entering from Galicia and moving southwards.
Storm ‘Flora’, as it is being called, has caused AEMET to apply new warnings to the Balearic Islands for dangerous weather conditions.
More than half of Spain has received warnings today including 41 provinces across 15 autonomous communities.
Gusts of wind of 70 to 100 kmh and powerful waves of three to seven meters in height and heavy rains are expected in these affected areas today.
AEMET predicts up to 20 litres of water could fall per square meter in an hour in the worst affected provinces.
Orange weather alerts have been issued in Almeria, Ibiza and Formentera for extreme waves reaching up to four meters in height.
Powerful winds are expected to reach 90 kmh in Ibiza, Formentera, Almería and Axarquia.
On the Costa Blanca, Alicante province has been upgraded from Yellow alert to Orange and is set to experience weather conditions that pose a serious risk to life.
Wind gusts of 70 to 80 kmh are expected in the rest of Andalucia’s south coast.
The Costa del Sol and Mallorca, have Yellow alerts being enforced.
Also included in the Yellow Alert status today are Cádiz (Grazalema and Estrecho), Córdoba (sierra, Pedroches and subbética); Granada, Huelva (Aracena), Jaén (capital, mounts, Cazorla and Segura), Sevilla (sierra)
Murcia receives a yellow weather warning alert today.
Weather warning alerts will remain in place until Storm Flora subsides.