Costa Blanca lashed by summer storms – and you can blame Dana

STRIKING: Thunderstorms light up the night sky

THE PROVINCE of Alicante  has been lashed by heavy rain, strong winds and thunderstorms  as it  experiences one of the wettest months of August on record.

Spanish national meteorological office (AEMET) still has a yellow alert in place today   (Thursday)  for rain, thunderstorms and, possibly, hail but by Friday it is expected that the weather will improve.

Tibi recorded the maximum rainfall yesterday with 46 litres per square  metre in a 24-hour period while Elche, Torrevieja and Alicante exceeded 20 litres.

Javea recorded 15 litres and  Benidorm 10 litres but without causing major problems according to the emergency services and the Consorcio de Bomberos.

The unseasonal, unsettled weather is being blamed on DANA (Depresión Aislada de Niveles Altos) a sub-tropical high depression that has approached Spain from the Atlantic.


Lightning storms in Benidorm


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