SPAIN’S national weather agency, AEMET, has issued three days of yellow weather warnings as the Easter week looks set to be better in the UK than many popular holiday destinations in Spain.
And it won’t just be the holidaymakers on the south coast of Spain, in the Brit favourite of Benidorm or the Balearic Islands complaining as the unsettled weather threatens many of the huge Semama Santa processions held by the locals.
Intensive and frequent rain, thunderstorms, strong winds and high coastal waters are all potentially on the cards – depending where you are (see below).
Today (Wednesday) most of the south coast of the peninsula is likely to take a battering with high coastal waters in the Cadiz, Granada and Almeria regions of Andalucia. Emergency services warn people to take care if they are walking on the promenades or on the beach
‘Frequent and intense’ rainfall is expected in the north of the country.
Tomorrow the yellow weather warnings will shift to Spain’s Costa Blanca, including Benidorm, before moving to the Balearic Islands of Menorca, Mallorca and Ibiza on Friday.
Forecaster Ruben del Campo said that there is still uncertainty about weather predictions between Friday and Monday since the location of the storm could change the “intensity and distribution of the showers”.
However, there is a strong chance of rain for those days in the eastern part of the country, especially in Navarra, La Rioja, Aragon, Cataluña and Valencia.