THE Spanish State Agency of Meteorology (Aemet) has just risen the weather warning from yellow to ORANGE.
Aemet warns of the “Significant risk” in the Malaga area, warning of up to 30 litres per square meter of rain could accumulate in one hour.
Aemet place special emphasis of the adverse weather conditions in the regions of the Costa del Sol and the Guadalhorce Valley.
The Orange weather alert will be maintained throughout the whole of today, Thursday.
A hail storm has surprised Malaga early this morning and residents have woken to a City covered in an icy white blanket. Reports inform of a half an hour intense hail storm which has affected several areas of Malaga, including the city centre and Cuidad Jardín.
The unusual phenomenon in the province has been accompanied by a thunder storm which has caused alarm with some of the senior residents for fear of electrical cuts, given the unexpected drop in temperatures.
Though, as Euro Weekly News understands, the foreseen temperature for today is expected to be between 13 degrees minimum and 16 degrees maximum and the snow level will remain at 1,600 metres.
Reports just in indicate that the yellow warning will continue tomorrow, Friday, and has been extended to Saturday with alarms sounding amongst the organisers of the Goya awards, due to celebrated this Saturday in the city, with forecast of possibly 20 litres per square metre of water accumulated in one hour on that day.