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Giant nine-metre waves set to batter Spain's northern coast

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Giant nine-metre waves set to batter Spain's northern coast
Stock photo of a storm in Galicia. Photo: AFP
10:23 CET+01:00
Nine metre-high waves are forecast for the northern Spanish coast.

Spain's northern provinces were put on high alert on Monday as giant waves and storms battered the country's northern coastline.

The coasts of A Coruña, Lugo and the west of Asturias are currently on red alert - the most extreme weather alert in Spain - because of the extreme weather currently hitting the northern coast.

A graphic tweeted by Spain's InfoEmergencias showing the growing waves along Spain's northwestern coast. 

Other areas along the coast, including Pontevedra, Cantabria, Vizcaya and Guipúzcoa are also on alert - albeit the slightly lower orange alert - for stormy weather and high waves.

Spain's national weather agency, Aemet, has forecast waves of between eight and nine metres off Spain's northern coast.  

Aemet has also forecast winds of between 70 and 90kmph and issued a yellow alert for La Coruña, Lugo, Burgos, La Rioja and Valencia.

But while the north of the country is being battered by storms, other areas of Spain are basking in unseasonably lovely weather.

Temperatures are forecast to reach 22C in Alicante, Malaga, Las Palmas in Gran Canaria and Santa Cruz in Tenerife. 

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