By Euro Weekly News Media • 28 February 2013 • 8:45
Residents of Malaga woke up to find that the icy weather had arrived on the Costa del Sol.
Ronda, Antequera and the Axarquia are all on Orange alert (important risk) for snow today with 5-6cms expected to fall at 700 to 1,000 metres above sea level.
Malaga is also on alert for severe weather on the coast and rains in zones of the Costa del Sol and the Guadalhorce Valley. Temperatures in Malaga today will be a minimum of 7C and maximum of 12C continuing into Friday with 8C – 13C.
A total of 35 provinces have been on alert since Wednesday for high winds and significantly lower temperatures on the Peninsula and the interior of the Balearics where temperatures have been down to -10C. Snow is also going to be affecting altitudes of 300 metres in most of the Peninsula except in the extreme south were snowfall is forecast at altitudes of 600 -1,200 metres.
Other regions are on risk alert (yellow) including Extremadura, Cordoba, Huelva, Sevilla, Leon, Palencia, Salamanca, Valladolid y Zamora, and important risk in Cantabria.
Coastal regions including Asturias, Murcia, A Coruña, Lugo, Alicante, Melilla, Ceuta, Malaga, Granada, Cadiz y Almeria,are all on yellow alert for winds up to 70 kms per hour.
Tidal waves are expected in the south, with the port of Tarifa being closed and the possibility of the same occurring in Gibraltar.
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