SEVERE weather warnings have been issued in Malaga and Cadiz provinces as heavy rain continues to fall across the region.

Parts of the Costa del Sol and inland areas including Ronda and Guadalhorce have been subjected to up to 3cm of rain in the space of an hour, with 8cm falling over a 12 hour period.

Further east, the Axarquia also experienced significant rain, just weeks after Malaga province  suffered its worst floods for a decade.

The worst of the rain is likely to fall today, with warnings expected to be downgraded from orange to yellow across Andalucia on Friday.

Other parts of Spain have also been affected by the heavy rain, with Barcelona, Zaragoza and Toledo reporting up to 4cm of rain in 12 hours.

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