23 Apr, 2021 @ 12:00
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GRAB A BROLLY: Heavy rainfall causes flooding and problems in Spain’s Castellon Province

Castellon Rain

HEAVY rainfall washed over most of the Valencia region yesterday (Thursday), with Castellon Province the most affected.

Up to 90 litres per square metre fell in Nules and Vilavella, 71 in Almenara and 45 in Castellon city, causing flooding in agricultural areas and making driving difficult.

In Burriana, the emergency services were forced to close Ecce Homo street due to crumbling masonry on several buildings, although luckily there were no injuries reported.

The yellow alert for heavy rain was deactivated this morning (Friday) in the province, although some showers were still expected to fall in southern areas, where the weekend is predicted to bring heavier rain once again from tomorrow.

Castellon Rain

Further south, in Xativa (inland Valencia Province), showers caused the collapse of an ancient and abandoned house in the city centre.   

Yesterday was the eighth wet day this month in Castellon – the 12th for Alicante and Valencia provinces – proving right the classic Spanish saying ‘En abril, aguas mil’, predicting ‘thousands’ of rainy days for April.

Thankfully, apart from yesterday in the aforementioned areas, most of the rain this month has fallen gradually, enabling a better absorption by crops and replenishing reservoirs and underground deposits.

Temperatures also fell by up to eight degrees in certain parts of the Valencian Community, such as Orihuela (Alicante south), providing probably one of the last breathers before temperatures begin to climb in the run-up to the summer.


Glenn Wickman

Glenn is a trained and experienced journalist, having obtained a BA Hons degree in Journalism and Communication Studies with Spanish from Middlesex University (London) in 2001.
Since then he has worked on several English-language newspapers in Alicante Province, including 11 years at the Costa Blanca News.
He is trilingual in English, Spanish and Catalán/Valenciano, a qualified ELT teacher and translator with a passion for the written word.
After several years in Barcelona, Glenn has now returned to the Costa Blanca (Alicante), from where he will cover local stories as well as Valencia and Castellón/Costa Azahar.
Please drop him a line if you have any news that you think should be covered in either of these areas, he will gladly get in touch!

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