In pictures: Wild storm wreaks havoc in Spain
George Mills · 5 Mar 2014, 17:30
Published: 05 Mar 2014 17:30 GMT+01:00
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Spain's wet winter had a sting in its tail.
The country's northern provinces of Galicia, Asturias and Cantabria have all taken a beating in recent days, with waves of up to 12 metres (40 feet) slamming into the coast.
The wild conditions, including winds of over 100 kilometres (62 miles) per hour even knocked the several metres off the top of a shipping beacon in the Galician town of Burela.
"We now have a Tower of Pisa," joked one local about the damaged beacon (below).
El faro de Burela roto hoy por el temporal. pic.twitter.com/rMFBgN4EVJ— tin (@tinblapa_tin) March 3, 2014
A bike rider watches on as waves roll in in Galicia.
The image below shows the river Ultazama in the town of Trinidad de Arre, Navarre breaking its banks.
El río Ultzama a su paso por la Trinidad de Arre pic.twitter.com/BbOqEcfwoL— Unai Beroiz (@UnaiBeroiz) January 25, 2014
This picture shows the stadium of Spanish second division football club Sporting de Gijón, from the town of Gijón in Asturias after heavy rains.
IMPRESIONANTE imagen del estadio del Sporting de Gijón (2da división de España) tras un temporal de lluvias: pic.twitter.com/DulMJKTd83— Tips Fútbol (@TipsFutbol) March 4, 2014
Here is another impressive photograph of storms in Gijón.
Foto realizada durante el temporal de estos días en Gijón, Asturias. Al fondo la iglesia de S. Pedro. Darío Sastre. pic.twitter.com/S5egz3hNgi— ☞ GianJordi ☜ (@GianJordi) February 12, 2014
Another photo from Asturias, this time in the town of Llanes, about half way between Gijón and Santander.
This picture shows the damage to the foreshore in Zarautz in the Basque Country.
Another lighthouse picture, this time in Port de Soller, on the island of Majorca.