Updated: 11/18/2018 1:08:33 PM
Windstorm and enormous waves in Playa de la Cruz, Tenerife, Canary Islands today, November 18.
Cars dragged into sea and more than 40 people evacuated after waves crash into Spain’s Canary Islands. Emergency services were forced to evacuate around forty people from two seafront buildings in Tenerife after waves entered the properties and knocked the lifts out of action. The evacuation in the municipality of Garachico was ordered on Saturday night as the region was on severe weather alert. Those who could not be accommodated with relatives and friends were looked after by Red Cross personnel in the municipal sports hall.
Updated: 11/16/2018 7:28:10 AM
The stormy weather, which began late on Wednesday evening, has continued through today with Spain’s Met Office, AEMET, recording 300 litres per sq m of rainfall in the Valencian village of Safor over a period of four hours.
Rain has also been reported across the Costa Blanca, with some mountainous towns in eastern Spain experiencing 200 litres of rainfall last night.
Published Friday, November 16, 2018
Rain is returning to the Mediterranean region, where nine provinces were put on alert on Thursday for adverse weather conditions. Parts of Valencia are on a red warning due to "very persistent" storms that are expected to deliver 180 millimeters of rainfall in the space of 12 hours, according to forecasts from the Spanish national weather service, AEMET.
Meteorologists are also warning that the downpour in Valencia province may continue into Saturday, with accumulated rainfall of more than 250mm.
Some municipalities in the province have been feeling the effects since Wednesday afternoon when Rotova, Barx, Villalonga, Pinet and the area of La Safor recorded heavy rainfall.
The provinces of Alicante and Castellon have been put on an orange weather alert, with 40mm of rain expected to fall in one hour in some coastal communities.
Further south, the Murcia region is also on orange alert for heavy rainfall in parts of Campo de Cartagena, Mazarron, Guadalentin Valley, Lorca and Aguilas, where experts are forecasting 30mm of rainfall in one hour.
The Andalusian province of Almeria and the island of Mallorca are on a yellow warning for accumulated rainfall of 20mm in one hour.
In Catalonia, there is a red warning in Tarragona province because of heavy rainfall expected to reach as high as 100mm in 12 hours along the coast. Barcelona and Girona are also on yellow alert for rain.
Emergency calls in the region reported several incidents involving flooding, road damage, a risk of falling trees and blocked storm drains.
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