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Malaga on yellow alert for thunderstorms

Malaga on yellow alert
Yellow alert for Malaga issued. Image: Pixabay

Malaga province on Spain’s Costa del Sol has been put on a yellow alert for thunderstorms and heavy rain

AEMET (Spain’s meteorological agency) issued the warning early this morning, putting Malaga on a yellow alert for Monday, December 5. The warning is at the lowest level of the storm charts. It comes into force at 6.0pm tonight and carries on until 6.0 am the following morning, Tuesday, December 6.

The deluge will be heavy, with up to 15 litres of water expected to cover most of the province in one hour. The main areas likely to be affected are the Guadalhorce valley (which includes 8 municipalities) and the southern part of Ronda.

The northern coast of Spain, including Galicia, Cantabria, and Asturias, is on amber alert for choppy seas. Girona and Tarragona in Catalonia are both on wind alert. A yellow rain warning has been issued for Barcelona, with sections of the Pyrenees receiving a snow warning.

Read more about the weather on the Costa del Sol:

Malaga weather forecast for the next five days

La Viñuela reservoir receives its first rains after more than seven months

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