Madrid on maximum alert for major storms

Image of a sign warning of bad weather.

Image of a sign warning of bad weather.  Credit: Serget Nivens/

According to the latest weather forecast from AEMET, the State Meteorological Agency, Madrid has been placed on the highest possible alert due to heavy rainfall and storms.

This inclement weather has already hit the north of Spain badly and is now said by the experts to be moving towards the capital where showers could be particularly strong today, Thursday, June 1.

The city experienced torrential downpours last Monday, May 30 which caused the closure of several lines on the Metro, along with major roads.

As shown in the AEMET weather forecast for the community of Madrid: “Cloudy intervals with abundant evolutionary cloudiness. Showers and storms, which will be locally strong and with a probability of hail”.

“Minimum temperatures without changes or in slight increase and maximum temperatures without changes or in slight decrease. Variable light winds, with more intense gusts associated with storms”, it continued.

AEMET warned that the intensity of today’s rainfall in Madrid could be enormous and even record-breaking. Hailstorms are also predicted which would seriously affect the safety and mobility of citizens.  As a result, the authorities have advised people not to travel too far from their homes.

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Chris King

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