Storms Hit The Costa Del Sol

Costa Del Sol Storms Caused €10 Million Of Damage

Storms Hit The Costa Del Sol – heavy rain, thunder storms, and gale force winds have led to flash floods

Storms Hit The Costa Del Sol

Overnight more than 70 cubic metres of rain fell on Malaga.  Emergency services received over 200 weather related calls as flash floods were reported and buildings were damaged.  Lightning struck over 600 times in Malaga during the night.

Watch amateur footage of the storms recorded in Malaga overnight:

The roof gave way at a venue in Los Baños del Carmen during a concert though nobody was injured, and ten cars were swept away on the Paseo Cerrado de Calderon.  A homeless shelter was flooded in Ollerias and a section of road was washed away in Calle Flamencos.

Costa Del Sol Storm

Debris on La Cala beach this morning. Photo by Mark Peters.

You can see the weather forecast for the next five days here.  Weather on 93.6 Global Radio is sponsored by Southern Spain Damp Proofing Company 

Alert Level

The Costa Del Sol has been put on yellow alert by AEMET, the Spanish national weather emergency.  Marbella and Malaga are expected to see heavy rain fall again overnight, with force 7 winds leading to four metre high waves.  Gale force 7 are winds reaching speeds of up to 37mph.


Types Of Weather Warnings

Yellow: Be aware. Severe weather is possible over the next few days and could affect people in the concerned area. Yellow means that you should plan ahead thinking about possible travel delays, or the disruption of your day-to-day activities.

Amber: Be prepared. There is an increased likelihood of bad weather affecting people in the concerned area, which could potentially disrupt people’s plans and possibly cause travel delays, road and rail closures, interruption to power and the potential risk to life and property.

Red: Take action. Extreme weather is expected. Red means people in the concerned areas should take action now to keep themselves and others safe from the impact of the weather. Widespread damage, travel and power disruption and risk to life is likely.

Malaga Airport Delays

Adverse weather conditions can sometimes cause delays at Malaga airport.  Check which flights are affected with our live flight tracker here.

Written by Dave James

Published: 19.02.2017

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