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IN PICS: Costa Blanca floods as storms lash Spanish coast

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IN PICS: Costa Blanca floods as storms lash Spanish coast
This photo was taken by an Alicante fireman. AlvaroB154 / Twitter
09:38 CET+01:00
Riverbeds burst their banks, roads flooded, and rain poured through the roofs of many a structure during Monday night as the southeast of Spain was lashed by storms.

Alicante saw half the average annual rainfall in just one day as the southeast of Spain saw the worst of the storms to hit the peninsula on Monday.

More than 150 litres of water per square metre was recorded in Alicante, a province that sees a typical annual rainfall of 311 litres per square meter.

The torrential rain closed schools across the province and Spain’s weather agency predicted that the stormy weather was set to continue on Tuesday.








The region has experienced a winter of extreme weather. In January the Costa Blanca received a rare snow fall sending people out onto the beaches to make snowmen instead of the usual sandcastles.

GALLERY: Amazing pictures of Spain's beaches in snow


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