Malaga on orange alert for rains

Malaga on orange alert for rains
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THE Spanish Weather Agency (AEMET) has issued an orange alert warning of the possibility of up to 90 litres of rain in Malaga province today.

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The orange alert will end at 3pm today unless conditions change and AEMET extends it.

Until then, rains could reach up to 30 litres per square metre in one hour and up to 90 in total.

This will affect the Costa del Sol and Guadalhorce Valley mainly, while in the Axarquia, Antequera and Ronda areas, less rain is expected.

The rains are moving East, so while the western Costa del Sol may already have seen the worst of it, Malaga city can still expect heavy rains until this afternoon.

Almost 50 litres of rain fell in the past hours in Malaga city, 53 litres in Coin, 49 in Cartama, 48 in the Sierra de Mijas area and almost 40 in Marbella, causing problems on several roads in the province.

The emergency services had to deal with 41 call-outs between midday and 9pm yesterday due to the heavy rains throughout Andalucia, most of them (16) were in Sevilla.

There have also been reports of hail in some areas.

Two roads, the MA-6404 in Teba and MA-6406 in Almargen had to close one lane to traffic.

There were also incidents on the roads in La Cala del Moral and Rincon de la Victoria.

Meanwhile, AEMET reports there is no risk of significant rains tomorrow (Friday, November 27) or on Saturday and Sunday, although both maximum and minimum temperatures will drop considerably.

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