STORM LAURA blows across Spain bringing high winds, coastal waters and rain TODAY

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STRONG WINDS AND HIGH COASTAL WATERS: The areas under yellow and orange warnings on Wednesday, March 6, 2019. Photo credit: Shutterstock / AEMET

SPAIN’S national Met Office, AEMET, has issued storm warnings across much of the peninsula and the Balearic Islands today (Wednesday) with forecasts of strong winds, heavy rain, high coastal waters and even snow.

The “very active” cold front that will sweep the country has been officially name Storm Laura.

More than 40 provinces are on yellow or orange severe weather alerts – including the holiday hotspots of the Costa del Sol and the Costa Blanca that have recently been basking in unseasonably warm temperatures.

Orange warnings mainly cover the coasts of Almeria in Andalucia, Murcia, Galicia, Asturias, Cantabria and the Basque Country.

The entire coastline of southern Spain is covered by yellow weather alerts and Ibiza, Formentera and Menorca in the Balearic Islands too.

By Thursday the weather should immprove with the only warnings remaining in place on the north coast of the country and in Menorca.

WEATHER ALERTS SPAIN: Wednesday, March 6, 2019. Source: AEMET

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