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Storms and showers forecast for Alicante


Despite the brief respite from rain on Friday and Saturday morning, the rain returned to the province of Alicante on Sunday

Hail has also made a comeback in the Maigmó area, where, according to the Climatology Laboratory of the University of Alicante, a “downpour of rain and hail” exceeding 40 litres per square meter has been recorded.

A downpour of rain and hail at the moment has been reported in Maigmó. The weather station has recorded over 34 litres per square meter today and over 200 litres in the month of May.

The DANA (isolated high-level depression) that has struck the province has come as a “godsend” to the region. The heavy torrential rains have flooded towns and set new records, making this month the wettest in Alicante compared to the same period in previous years. According to the forecasts by the State Meteorological Agency (Aemet), it is expected to rain throughout the day on Sunday.

In fact, the rains began late in the afternoon on Saturday in various parts of the province. The meteorological agency predicts more widespread storms in Alicante, especially during the early hours of the morning. The yellow alert for rain and storms is in effect until 5 p.m. In the capital city, there is also a possibility of heavy rainfall during the early afternoon hours.

With maximum temperatures ranging from 18 to 23 degrees Celsius and minimums around 15 degrees, which will be lower in inland areas and at higher altitudes, the Aemet forecasts a 100% chance of rain on Sunday.

The coming week will continue to be unstable in Alicante, with rain and overcast skies expected at least until Friday, June 2, when temperatures and conditions are expected to improve.

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