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Aemet extends yellow weather alert across the whole of Malaga province

Aemet extends yellow weather alert across the whole of Malaga province
  • The Spanish Met Office has warned that more than 20 litres of rain per square metre could fall in an hour in any part of the province

Aemet, the Spanish Met Office, today extended its yellow weather alert to the whole of Malaga province after more than 45 litres per square metre of rain fell in Ronda on Thursday, causing flash flooding.

The heavy rain, which started at around 4pm, transformed the streets of the town centre into rivers, forcing people to remain inside their homes.

Meteorologists warn that heavy rainfall can now occur in any place throughout the province. The alert has been extended to Saturday too, with the Axarquía initially the only area set to be affected.

From 8am till 8pm the areas of the Axarquía, Malaga, Costa del Sol and the Guadalhorce valley will be susceptible to heavy rain, while Ronda and Antequera will be on alert rom 2pm to 8pm.

On Sunday, the possibility of rain will still persist, however, with lower intensity.