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Summer storms cause problems across Malaga province

The downpours caused flooding in Humilladero.
The downpours caused flooding in Humilladero. / I. G.
  • Downpours have caused flooding in Humilladero, Mollina and Antequera and flights have been diverted from Malaga aiport

Summer storms caused a number of problems on the Costa del Sol and inland on Monday morning. The unusual weather, more typical of autumn than summer, is due to what is referred to in Spain as a 'Dana', a pocket of cold air trapped at high altitude.

The Spanish met office Aemet issued yellow and amber weather warnings for storms and heavy rain until Monday evening in many parts of the province of Malaga.

So far the worst of the weather has been felt in the towns of Humilladero, Mollina and Antequera in the north of the province where a downpour at around 10.30am on Monday caused flash floods. The heavy rain forced the closure of several roads in the area.

The weather brought better news for the area's reservoirs as significant rainfall has been measured at Guadalteba and Guadalhorce.

Ten flights due to land at Malaga airport were diverted on Monday, six to Seville and four to Granada.