Calm after the storm

RAIN RAIN GO AWAY: The rain in Spain does not always stay on the plain.

ALICANTE and Murcia provinces have been hit by severe weather with thunderstorms and hailstorms striking within 24 hours.

The ‘Gota Fria’ like conditions also brought snow to areas above 500 metres causing problems on the roads, particularly the RM-703 and 702 linking Moratalla and Caravaca with Albacete.

Teams of snow ploughs and salt dispensers set out to tackle the situation. But following the storm came picture perfect snowy images.

The rains however have been welcomed by farmers. The Secretary General of agricultural organisation ASAJA in Murcia, Alfonso Gálvez Caravaca, said: “The rain has been fantastic, crops were in great need of this precious resource.”

Storms out at sea and waterspouts were spotted north of Alicante resulting in the cancellation of ferries, however Alicante airport did still operate normally.

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