VIDEO: Watch as seafoam fills streets of Costa Brava resort during Storm Gloria

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The Local - [email protected] • 22 Jan, 2020 Updated Wed 22 Jan 2020 10:44 CEST
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The seaside town of Tossa del Mar on the Mediterranean coast north of Barcelona experienced a rare weather phenomenon on Tuesday as Storm Gloria hit the Catalan region.


The streets filled with seafoam, a natural but rare occurrence caused by the severe agitation of sea water and is completely harmless.

High winds and rough seas have caused devastation along Spain’s eastern Mediterranean coast, destroying seafront promenades and damaging buildings along them.

According to the Catalan Water Agency the foam occurs when seawater meets fresh water from a stream. The mixture stirred up by the pounding waves, plus the load of organic material in both waters, generates this abundant foam.

Here are a selection of the best images shared of the foam phenomenon in Tossa de Mar.

The foam appeared to be waist-high in some parts of the town.


Here's a close up:


Another view of wobbling foam.

And the clear-up operation in progress. 






The Local 2020/01/22 10:44

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