A New DANA Forecast To Hit Murcia As Of Monday Evening

Rain is expected to be heaviest on Tuesday and may persist until Wednesday.

AEMET, the Spanish state meteorological agency, has confirmed a second episode of Gota Fria is heading towards the Murcia Region and is expected to arrive today (Monday evening).

The meteorological agency however predicts that the intensity of this second DANA will not be so high.

The new DANA, is expected to leave abundant rainfall in the eastern half of Murcia. AEMET has pointed out that the characteristics of these phenomena are difficult to predict and stress the importance of following weather bulletins issued by them “because there may be changes in the next predictions”.

Currently the areas with the highest expected rainfall are in the eastern half of the Region, such as the Altiplano, part of the Vega del Segura or areas of the Cartagena countryside, although the predicted amounts of rainfall “are far from resembling the previous episode” which occurred last month in the Region.

The most rain is expected tomorrow (Tuesday) and is forecast to be “abundant and persistent” and may continue into the early hours of Wednesday in some areas.

Storms of this nature are generally preceded by wind and a yellow alert level has been issued for the coastal areas of the Campo de Cartagena and Mazarrón where winds of up to 50 or 60 k/h, or gale force 7 are expected to precede the storm along this stretch of coast.

Murcia is not the only area where heavy rainfall is predicted. Rain is also expected to assail the northernmost points of the Valencian regions, specifically the province of Valencia, the Region of Catalonia and the Balearic Islands. Possible rainfalls of up to 200mm are predicted for Catalonia.


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