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Spanish Provinces on Orange Alert

Posted on 21 February 2010 by admin

A total of 40 Spanish provinces are on alert today, Sunday, five of which are under Orange alert, which means significant risk of winds. Malaga is in danger of significant risk of rains, according to AEMET, the State meteorological agency.

Galicia, La Coruña, Lugo and Pontevedra,  are under Orange alert for significant risk of winds, and coastal phenomena.

Ourense is on alert for  serious wind risk.

In Andalucía, where seven provinces are under alert for rains or winds, Málaga has Orange alert for significant rain risk, above all in Sol and Guadalhorce, according to the same source.

The islands of La Palma and Tenerife are also alerted of significant risk of winds. In la Palma, winds are expected of up to 90 km an hour, at summits, and in Tenerife up to 120 km/h, in La Orotava and Vilaflor.

Risk of Snow

In the rest of the provinces, 34 in total, there is a yellow alert. Fifteen for risk of snow. Currently there are two mountain passes closed by snow: Lunada, in Burgos and in Cantabria, Estacas de Trueba,  according to the  traffic police.

Thermometers will register a light to moderate rise except in Cataluña and Aragón, where there will be little change.

The covering of snow in the northern half of the peninsular, will be from 700 to 800 m, rising to 1500 m, whilst in the South it will be between 1500 m and 2000 m.

Light frosts are expected in the mountain zones and nearby areas.

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