2 Dec, 2019 @ 18:46
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Gibraltar on weather alert as agency warns of ‘FLASH FLOODS’ amid heavy rain


A FLOOD warning has been issued in Gibraltar tonight as heavy rain is expected to continue until morning.

A MeteoGib statement said ‘difficult travelling conditions’ on the Rock’s roads could last until 8am tomorrow.

It comes as at least 25mm of rain are forecast to fall in a six-hour period, adding to ‘already wet roads’.

FLOOD: MeteoGib issues warning amid heavy rain in Gibraltar

The weather agency added that the current flood warning could be upgraded  to ‘severe/flash’ if rainfall hits 50mm.

A MeteoGib spokesperson said: “Further showers or more prolonged spells of heavy and perhaps thundery rain are expected to continue this evening and at times overnight, and could lead to rain accumulations of 25mm in a 6 hour period.

“Further heavy rain will add to already wet roads leading to some difficult travelling conditions at times, and which could also give a risk of local flooding in prone areas.

“Weather conditions will be closely monitored and will be upgraded to a
Severe/ FLASH warning if required.”

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