The state meteorological agency, Aemet, has activated an amber alert for snow in the provinces of Granada and Jaén in Southern Spain
More than 70 incidents have been reported by the emergency services in the region of Andalucia today, Wednesday, 18. Most of the incidents attended have taken place in Eastern Andalucia. These have been due to falling trees, branches, tiles, rubble, cornices, rubbish bins, and even lampposts!
AEMET has issued warnings due to heavy snow in the Guadix and Baza region of Granada and in the Cazorla and Segura region of Jaén, as well as due to coastal phenomena in Granada and Almería.
Coastal meteorological phenomena
Examples of coastal meteorological phenomena include land and sea breezes, sea-breeze-related thunderstorms, coastal fronts, fog, haze, marine stratus clouds, and strong winds associated with coastal orography.
In Granada, the amber alert was activated due to accumulated snow of up to 5 centimeters in 24 hours throughout the day. In the case of Jaén, an accumulation of snow of up to 20 centimeters was expected for the next 24 hours. The indicated accumulations of snow are expected at elevations above 800 meters.
The warnings for coastal phenomena will be in force, between 11:00 a.m. on the 18th and 12:00 a.m. on the 19th, in the regions of Levante, Poniente, and Capital ( Almería ) and on the Granada coast.
Yellow alerts have also been issued for high winds in Axarquía, Ronda, Sol, and Guadalhorce ( Málaga ), in Valle del Almanzora and Los Vélez, Nacimiento and Campo de Tabernas, Levante, Poniente and Capital ( Almería ) , and in Granada ( Coastal area ).