Wet weather drenches southern Spain after long, hot summer

WET THROUGH: Shoppers fight their way through the drizzle.

THE long-awaited rain finally hit Malaga province on Wednesday, October 12, and by 2pm more than twenty litres per square metre had already fallen, according to the Junta de Andalucia’s Hidrosur network.

The most rain fell in Los Reales in the western extreme of the province, where 22 litres per square metre was recorded, while more than 20 litres per square metre also fell in Majaceite.

In Marbella around 13 litres per square metre was logged, and in general the most intense showers were seen on the Costa del Sol and in the Serrania de Ronda.

According to state meteorological agency Aemet, the rains are set to continue throughout the day and continue into Thursday.

A yellow warning is set to be put in place from midnight until 3pm in Axarquia, where it is predicted that twenty litres per square metre of rain could fall per hour. 

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    • Mike in ESP

      12 October 2016 • 21:43

      Oh I do like it when it doesn’t rain 🙂

      But we have to be realistic, the CDS needs rain as fairly much the rest of Spain does also and it needs a lot of it at the moment, I just hope it falls at night more than it does during the day 🙂

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