A YELLOW weather warning has been issued in Malaga due to intense storms, with sea swells up to three metres forecast, heavy rain and damaging winds in some locations.
According to Spanish weather agency AEMET, the alert for strong blustery wind and 3-metre high waves will be in place from 12:00 noon to 20:00 today, Wednesday, in a total of 14 provinces, plus the autonomous city of Melilla.
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Force 7 winds along the coast of Malaga together with prevailing winds from the north will be the cause of the atmospheric instability expected across much of Spain today.
Rainfall will affect Mallorca, Minorca, Cantabria, Barcelona, Gerona, Guipuzcoa and Navarra, which will be under yellow alert for rain that could reach between 20 and 40 litres per square metre in an hour.
Additionally, storm phenomena will put Mallorca, Menorca, Barcelona and Gerona at risk for strong or gusty winds.
The Mediterranean area will also be affected by high winds, mainly Castellon and Tarragona, where winds will exceed 80 km/h.
Sea swells of up to 3-metre will put Melilla, Tarragona, Gerona, Almeria, Granada and Malaga, also on yellow alert.
Conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as rock fishing, boating, surfing and swimming.
People should avoid walking near surf-exposed areas. Rock fishers should avoid coastal rock platforms exposed to the sea.
In addition, this Wednesday the first snowfalls of the season are expected in parts of the Pyrenees, specifically in Huesca and Lerida, with a possible accumulation of 15 centimetres in 24 hours at 1,300 metres above sea level.