Southern Spain braces for thunderstorms and heavy rain

‘SHOWERS and storms’ are being forecast for southern Spain early next week. 

The country’s meteorological agency, AEMET, says a weekend cold drop will cause rainfall and thunderstorms along the southern coast from Monday (August 28) onwards. 

A report released late on Friday pinpoints the jet of cold polar air approaching from the Atlantic. 

It will move downwards through Spain, causing a ‘strong destablisation of the atmosphere’. 

By Sunday evening (August 27) it will have covered most of the Iberian peninsula. Showers and thunderstorms from Monday to Wednesday in southern Spain are ‘likely’ and may be ‘very strong’, reads the report.  

It is unknown which parts of the southern coast will be worst hit. 

Early maps posted on AEMET’s website suggest that Malaga and the Costa del Sol will experience thunderstorms. 

At present only cloud cover and potential rainfall is projected for the Costa Blanca and Costa de Almeria.

That is, of course, subject to change as the cold drop moves through the country. 

Cold drops are associated with extremely strong winds and intense rainfall.  

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