Orange Alert in Almeria

Strong winds and high waves forecast. Credit: Magdha Ehlers

The wind is picking up in Almería Province, despite recent high temperatures more typical of May. With the arrival of spring, a wind and wave alert has been issued.

Just two days after Albox, a municipality in the province, experienced temperatures over 30 degrees, the State Meteorological Agency (Aemet) has announced a yellow alert for wind and large waves across Almería Province, with March 21 being the most affected day.

Almeria Capital and the West of Almeria

Aemet forecasts the yellow risk in Almeria’s capital and the western region, expecting east and northeast winds at 50 to 60 kilometres per hour, accompanied by waves reaching three meters high. This alert is effective from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., escalating to orange level until 8:00 p.m., with gusts reaching 60 to 75 kilometres per hour and waves rising to three to four meters.

Both areas will see the warning downgraded to yellow until late Thursday, with winds reaching a maximum of 60 kilometres per hour and waves peaking at three meters.

Eastern Almeria

In eastern Almería, the yellow wave warning is initially set from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., with east and northeast winds at 50 to 60 kilometres per hour and waves up to three meters. However, from 3:00 p.m. onward, the risk level will elevate to orange, with winds of 60 to 75 kilometres per hour and waves maintaining a height of three meters.

Aemet anticipates activating the yellow wind warning from 10:00 a.m. until late Thursday in the eastern area, where north-easterly winds could reach 70 kilometres per hour.

Thank you for taking the time to read this article. Do remember to come back and check The Euro Weekly News website for all your up-to-date local and international news stories and remember, you can also follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

Written by

Julian Phillips

Born in the UK, has lived in 9 countries, before finally coming to Spain in 2015. Currently living in Almeria and working out of the EWN office in Mojacar.