Storm Daniel puts western Spain on weather alert

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THE arrival of storm Daniel has put 38 provinces on weather alert for rain, snow, wind and high seas today Monday.

The AEMET State Meteorology Agency warned the downpours in Galicia, western Cantabria, central Spain and western Andalucia could be heavy and persistent. In fact Huelva, Seville,

Avila, Salamanca, Caceres, Lugo, Ourense and Asturias are on a yellow level alert for rain.

Snow is expected above 1,600 metres in Galicia and Asturias, coming down to 800 metres as the day progresses, also in western Castilla y Leon and Extremadura.

High winds will affect much of the country. Cadiz, Cordoba, Malaga, Huesca, Zaragoza, El Hierro, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, La Gomera, Lanzarote, La Palma, Tenerife, Cantabria, Ciudad Real, Guadalajara, Toledo, Burgos, Lleida, Madrid, Navarra, Badajoz, Caceres, Alava, Vizcaya and Guipuzcoa are all on yellow alert, while Huelva, Seville, Avila, Salamanca and Segovia are set to be put on orange alert.

The adverse weather will produce rough seas in various coastal areas. AEMET has put out yellow alerts for Almeria, Cadiz, Huelva, Malaga, El Hierro, Gran Canaria, Melilla, La Gomera, Vizcaya and Guipuzcoa, and orange level warnings for Fuerteventura, Lanzarote, La Palma, Tenerife, Cantabria, A Coruña, Lugo, Pontevedra and Asturias.

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Cathy Elelman

Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.

Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.

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