A TORNADO is believed to have struck a Costa del Sol town today.

An image showing what appears to be a tornado flying between Guadalmar and Torremolinos has been circulating on social media.

National met centre, AEMET has not ruled out the possibility that a tornado did occur at around 10.30am this morning.

After analysing the image, AEMET’s head of forecast, Fausto Polvorinos, said: “We cannot know for sure because we haven’t seen it but there were very strong convective winds, linked to storms, and a shelf cloud, which provoke tornadoes.

“Therefore a tornado has not been ruled out.”

It is thought the tornado did not touch the ground and there was no damage.

AEMET has had its work cut out today to raise yellow and orange alarms across Andalucia, counting a staggering 4,028 lightning bolts in the region from 12am last night until midday today.

Experts confirmed some 2,400 have fallen between Malaga and the Granada coast.

From around 7am this morning until noon, there have been some 1,300 bolts in the province of Malaga alone.

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