12 Jun, 2024 @ 15:13
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Weather alert for Spain: Hail, rain and storms to hit the Costa Blanca

THE unseasonal rain storms that have lashed the Balearics and sunk Palma Airport are set to continue battering Alicante and the Costa Blanca.

Alicante province should prepare to batten down the hatches as the Spanish State Meteorological Agency (Aemet) has issued a yellow alert that will remain in effect for the entire day of Wednesday.

It is forecast that 20mm of rain could fall in just one hour in inland areas and hail could also batter the province.

Alicante City can expect showers and sun this afternoon but heavy rains may arrive by 7pm.

READ MORE: Fresh weather warnings for Spain: Several regions are placed on alert for rain and storms

Cooler temperatures will also accompany the rains.

Although yesterday’s rain was short-lived and light, it was the heaviest rainfall in Alicante in nine months. In just one hour and twenty minutes, 124mm were recorded.

Further abroad from Alicante, Benidorm can expect overcast skies with rain throughout the morning, clearing up at noon and possibly returning around 5pm. The rain is expected to be light.

READ MORE: WATCH: Airport chaos in Spain as ALL flights are cancelled, delayed or diverted at major travel hub after runway is submerged under water amid freak storms

Elche should see cloudy skies with a chance of rain at noon, followed by 12mm of rain at 7pm.

Elda will also have overcast skies with strong storms expected in the afternoon, dropping between 4mm and 5mm between 6pm and 7pm.

Torrevieja should enjoy sunny skies with some high clouds until 7pm, when rain is expected to arrive.

Walter Finch

Walter - or Walt to most people - is a former and sometimes still photographer and filmmaker who likes to dig under the surface.
A NCTJ-trained journalist, he came to the Costa del Sol - Gibraltar hotspot from the Daily Mail in 2022 to report on organised crime, corruption, financial fraud and a little bit of whatever is going on.
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