By Chris King • 29 August 2021 • 19:27
image of the flooding in benicassim.
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AN ORANGE weather warning has been activated for the Valencian Community by AEMET
Spain’s State Meteorological Agency, AEMET, has activated an orange weather alert for the Valencian Community for the next few days, including the forecast for storms and hail in Castellon for tomorrow, Monday, August 30.
AEMET has also extended the yellow alert for heavy rains in the province of Valencia, where they have already experienced torrential rains and storms today, Sunday, August 29, especially in the municipality of Benicassim, where. according to data from Avamet, Valencia’s Meteorological Association, up to 118/litres/m2 inch fell in just over four hours, flooding the town.
The storms have already headed south, reportedly depositing 62.8/litres/m2 in Oropesa, and 21.6 in Castellon de la Plana, along with other parts of the North of Alicante, and inland south of Valencia, with the rains expected to last all afternoon, and are forecast to possibly get worse tomorrow, Monday.
For Monday, August 30, Aemet has activated the orange warning for rains of up to 40 litres/m2 in one hour on the north and south coast of Castellon between midnight and 10pm, with the probability of hail, while in the northern and southern interior there is a yellow warning for showers, with a probability of between 40 and 70 per cent.
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Originally from Wales, Chris spent years on the Costa del Sol before moving to the Algarve where he is a web reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering international and Spanish national news.
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