Snow And Storms Devastate Parts Of Malaga Province

Snow And Storms Devastate Parts Of Malaga Province.  Storm Filomena claimed two lives, as emergency services responded to 120 weather related incidents.

Snow And Storms Devastate Parts Of Malaga Province

Snow And Storms Devastate Parts Of Malaga Province

A fifth of the area’s average annual rainfall fell in just three days, as the Costa Del Sol was battered by strong winds and torrential rain on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.  Storm Filomena deposited 200mm of rainfall on the Costa Del Sol.  Emergency services handled 120 weather related call outs.

Storm Flood Car Beach 2021

Storm Filomena claimed two lives, damaged cars and buildings, and caused flooding in homes.

Storm Filmena Claimed Two Lives

Tragedy struck near Mijas Golf on Friday night as a couple became trapped in their vehicle which was overwhelmed by a rising river.  Thought to be in their 50s, the couple were in a car on the road beside the river at Esparragal Park.  The water level rose by almost 5 metres.  Despite using specialised equipment and divers, emergency services were unable to save them.

Fuengirola Beach Hail January 2021

Hail turned Fuengirola beach white on Sunday afternoon.

A man was rescued from his car near Estepona by emergency services using a crane and other specialised equipment.  A woman in Malaga had to be rescued from rising water near La Caleta beach.  Cars and street furniture were swept away in Alhaurin, whilst roads were submerged and damaged in many places on the Costa Del Sol.

Alhaurin Snow January 2021

Snow In Andalucia

After the worst of Storm Filomena had passed, snow began to fall in many places on Sunday.  Significant snowfall was seen in the Montes de Málaga, Sierras de Tejeda, Almijara and Alhama Natural Park, and the Ronda area.  A hailstorm turned the beached of Fuengirola white in the afternoon.  The last time it snowed on the Costa Del Sol was in January 2017.

Published: 11.01.2021

Written by Dave James.

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Snow And Storms Devastate Parts Of Malaga Province

Snow And Storms Devastate Parts Of Malaga Province

Snow And Storms Devastate Parts Of Malaga Province
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