BENIDORM: Highest rainfall in over a decade with 177 litres per square metre recorded in just three days

RAINFALL: 177 litres per square metre recorded in just three days. Photo: Facebook Joserra Gonzalez de Zarate

TOURIST favourite Benidorm saw the highest rainfall in more than 12 years after 176.9 litres of water per square metre were recorded in just three days.

Town councillor Jose Ramos Gonzalez de Zarate stated that “the city responded well to this episode of rain and that the incidents have been punctual, very localised and minor”.

He also stated the updated and expanded rainwater network also contributed to Benidorm’s positive response to the rainfalls between April 19 and 22.

Several holes were caused in several roads due to strong winds and rains but the infrastructures are expected to be repaired by the end of today by the municipal technical services.

Traffic circulation was also interrupted temporarily, the football perimeter fences of Antonio Lopez football fields and some private properties were also damaged.

The last major rainfall in Benidorm was in 2008 with 247.6 litres per square metre having been recorded.

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