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Wet and windy weekend: Weather warnings issued across much of Spain

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Wet and windy weekend: Weather warnings issued across much of Spain
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14:17 CEST+02:00
Spain’s weather agency has issued alerts in 28 provinces across Spain with storms bringing high winds, torrential rain and even hailstones over the weekend.

The northern half of Spain, central Spain and parts of Valencia and Andalusia are expected to be battered in storms as the temperature plummets on Friday evening.

Amber warnings are in place for Cuenca, Guadalajara, Toledo, Soria, Burgos, La Rioja and Madrid where precipitation is predicted to reach 30 litres per square meter within an hour.

Madrid authorities warned residents not to venture out in their cars on Friday evening because of possible flash floods.

While lesser yellow warnings are also in place across much of northern and central Spain and in parts of Andalucia and Valencia regions.

On Saturday the storms will shift to Catalonia where amber alerts are in place.

Aemet warned that temperatures across the peninsula would drop bringing “a distinctly autumnal feel”. 

 

The weather was expected to improve by Sunday. 

The storm warnings as Spain's is still counting the cost of storms that devastated parts of eastern Spain last weekend, leaving a bill estimated €1.5 billion.

READ ALSO: Storms return to Spain with flood warnings issued across peninsula

 
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