UPDATE: Valencia to close all public parks on Friday following forecast for heavy rains

An range alert has been issued for heavy rainfall across the Valencia Community coastline

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23:25 (October 6) – Valencia has announced the closure of public parks on Friday, October 6.

The announcement follows the orange weather warning issued by AEMET which suggests that extremely heavy rainfalls and flooding can be expected in the area. As a result the parks authorities have taken the decision as a precautionary measure.

22:48 (October 6) – An orange alert has been issued by Spain’s meteorological agency for Friday, October 7 that covers the coastal regions of the Valencia and Castellon de la Plana provinces.

According to AEMET heavy rains and storms can be expected with as much as 30mm of rainfall per hour, raising the risk of flooding in many areas. The rain is expected to fall from midnight on Thursday through to late afternoon on Friday, with a chance of milder rainfall throughout the evening.

A yellow alert has also been issued for the inland areas of the two provinces as well as the Alicante province where heavy rain can also be expected.

There are only two yellow alerts for Saturday, these are for the southern coastal reaches of the Valencia province and the northern coastal reaches of Castellon de la Plana.

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