9 Aug, 2022 @ 14:15
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WARNING: Spain braced for heavy storms in several regions as heatwave ends with sudden temperature drop

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SPAIN’S meteorological agency has warned that storms are expected to hit in several regions of the peninsula towards the end of the week when temperatures will suddenly drop.

AEMET said that a weather phenomenon known in Spanish as a “gota fria” or DANA (Depresión Aislada en Niveles Altos or Isolated Depression in high levels) will hit northern and northeastern parts of the peninsula later this week.

A DANA is an unstable weather system caused by a mass of cold air hitting the hot air of the earth’s service and causing electric storms that bring sudden torrential downpours often including hail.

Such storms can cause devastating flash-flooding.

Spain’s AEMET confirmed on Monday that July was the hottest month recorded in Spain since records began.

This year has also been one of the most devastating in terms of wildfires with more than 230,000 hectares destroyed so far.

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Jorge Hinojosa

Jorge Hinojosa Mena was born and bred in Madrid before moving to the UK to study. After an undergraduate degree in Manchester, he completed an MA in International Journalism at City. He has worked in radio and for Spain’s Efe news agency before joining the Olive Press in March 2022. Contact: [email protected]

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