Orange alert activated for three Andalucian provinces

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Valencian Community has yellow weather alert activated
Valencian Community has yellow weather alert activated. Image: Pixabay

Orange alert activated for three Andalucian provinces

The State Meteorological Agency, AEMET, has activated the orange warning for coastal phenomena on the coasts in three provinces of Andalucia, for tomorrow, Friday, December 17. These are specifically, Malaga, Granada, and Almeria, and a yellow warning has also been issued on the coasts of Cadiz.

As detailed on its website, the orange alerts are expected from dawn until 8:59am, due to strong easterly winds causing a swell,  with waves possibly reaching between three and four metres in height.

The yellow warning is extended throughout the Andalucian coast, except for in Huelva. Specifically, the yellow notice is in place for the Levante region of Almeria, until 17.59pm, while in the Poniente, and the capital, the warning lasts until 23.59pm.

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In the Guadalhorce and Axarquia regions of Malaga province, the warning is activated until 7:59pm. Meanwhile, on the coast of Cadiz, and the Strait, it is in place until 11:59pm, as with the coast of Granada.

AEMET indicates that there will be a predominance of slightly cloudy skies, with intervals of medium and high clouds. Cloudy skies are expected on the Mediterranean side, without ruling out weak and occasional rainfall. This pattern is more likely in the Strait area and in the extreme east.

Eastern winds are expected, with strong intervals on the Mediterranean coast, and possibly stronger in the Strait, as reported by diariosur.es.


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Chris was born in a small village in Wales, where he ran his own successful construction company for many years, before deciding in 1990, to swap the grey skies and rain for the sunshine and lifestyle of the Costa del Sol. Late last year he made the move to Southern Portugal, and is now residing on the Algarve. Having sung and played in a rock band back in Wales, he still likes to go out and entertain in his spare time, singing in restaurants and golf clubs. Interests are of course music, especially from the 60s and 70s, movies, nice restaurants, and he has a passion for graphic design and online marketing.

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