Storm Karine Hits Spain Today With Winds Up To 120 Kilometres Per Hour

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Storm Kaine will hit the Spanish mainland during Monday. The whole country, except the Canary Islands and Ceuta, is on alert. Storm Karine will cross through the country from west to east and leave the country northeast of the Balearic islands, states the state agency of meteorology (AEMET).

Expect rain, very strong gusts of wind and rough sea. AEMET warns that winds up to 120 kilometres per hour can be expected in mountain areas and on the Balearic Islands. Gusts up to 176 kilometres per hour have already been measured in the ski resort Valdezcaray in Rioja and 149 kilometres per hour in the ski resort of La Pinilla in Segovia.

AEMET has issued a yellow warning for rain in Cácares and Huesca, where 40 litres per square meter are expected during twelve hours.

Snow is expected in the mountains, with significant snowfall in the northern and central mountains.

Waves from four to six meters are expected in Galicia and Cantabria, and along the rest of the coastline from three to four meters high.

On Tuesday the storm is expected to have passed Spain and move towards Italy, but there will still be rain in the north and some gusts of wind.

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Henric Sundlof

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