THE Costa Blanca is under an orange weather warning as a new storm sweeps along the Mediterranean coast.
The latest cold snap dumped some 200 litres of water on Gandia, Oliva and Tavernes on Monday night, with as much as 40 litres per square metre falling in less than an hour in some locations.
The torrential rain over the last 24 hours flooded many roads in the Marina Alta area, especially in parts of Pego, Denia and Javea, trapping several drivers.
In Denia for example the fire service went to the rescue of a vehicle which became stranded on the Marineta Cassiana beach roundabout by the rising water levels.
As a precaution Local Police cut off river Gorgos crossings.
Driving in Gandia old town has been difficult going as the volume of water has caused drainage problems, and on Monday afternoon a torrent of rain left several of the municipality’s access roads temporarily impassable.
The Marina Alta region has also registered intense lightning, especially in the Montgo zone.
The beaches have been taking a distinct hammering, with waves of up to four metres.
The rain is forecast to continue throughout today.