ORANGE and Yellow weather warning for strong winds and heavy rain in ten communites in Spain.

The passage of Storm Barbara has placed Castilla Leon, Aragon, Navarra, Basque Country and Catalunya under orange alert (significant risk) for strong gusts of wind of up to 120 kilometres per hour or for accumulations of more than 100 litres or rain per square metre in 12 hours.

The communities of Asturias, Cantabria, La Rioja, Extremadura and Madrid have activated the yellow alert for winds of between 80 and 90 kilometres per hour or for rain with an accumulated rainfall of between 40 and 70 litres in 12 hours.

According to Spanish weather agency AEMET, the passage of storm Barbara through Malaga has left significant rainfall this Wednesday, especially during the night and in the first half of the day.

Between 4 and 20 litres per square metre of rainfall has been recorded in the area this Wednesday, with the most abundant in the most western part of the province.

AEMET predicts 100% chance of rain in almost all the Malaga province today between 12.00 and 18.00 hours, with a drop of temperatures in the afternoon.

The instability will disappear throughout Friday and make way for the clearings at the weekend.

According to AEMET an orange weather alert signifies there is an increased likelihood of unusual weather phenomena with a certain degree of danger for usual activities.

A yellow alert status does not pose an immediate risk to the general population, however you should plan ahead thinking about possible travel delays, or the disruption of your day-to-day activities.

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