WEATHER ALERTS: Spain’s Met Office issues yellow and orange storm warnings for Costas

WARNINGS: February is set to start with more showers and cold weather. Photo: Shutterstock and AEMET

RAINS are set to return to tourist hotspot, the Costa del Sol, on Friday as yellow warnings have been issued by Spain’s Met Office.

February is set to start with more showers and cold weather, as two storms are due to enter Spain this week from the north.

The first storm, known as ‘Gabriel’, is due to bring cloud and light rain to Spain’s mainland up until Thursday.

The director of the Meteorological Center of Malaga, Jose Maria Sanchez-Laulhe, has said wind from the northwest can also be expected, below the threshold of 70 km/h.

A second cold front with icy weather and rain is expected to hit the Costa del Sol on Thursday through to Friday morning, with a temperature drop predicted.

The weather is expected to clear by Saturday; the cold wind will continue but showers have not been anticipated.

Maximum temperatures for the weekend are due to be around 17 degrees and a minimum of 8 degrees.

In addition, Aemet has activated yellow alerts for today and tomorrow (Tuesday) and Wednesday for Malaga, Granada, Almeria, Alicante, Castellon, Valencia, Ibiza, Formentera, Mallorca and Menorca for strong winds and waves set to hit the coast.

Winds, originating from the west and northwest, will reach a force of seven.

An orange alert has been issued for Menorca tomorrow (Tuesday) for winds (force seven) and coastal waves of four metres.

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