Residents on the Costa Blanca have been posting pictures of lightning strikes and videos of torrential rain on Spain’s Costa Blanca after a storm warning for the Valencia Community today.
In one clip shared to Benidorn Seriously Facebook page, Benidorm is barely visible as the resort takes a lashing from a huge downpour, together with thunder and lightning.
And in El Campello, lightning struck a palm tree, which can be seen alight in a photograph shared to the same Facebook page.
This morning, the Emergency Coordination Centre of the Valencian Government issued a storm warning for parts of the region.
It warned of pre-emergency orange level storms on the south coast of Valencia and level yellow in the interior south of Valencia and the north of Alicante.