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Three Kings set to deliver heavy rain to Malaga and Costa del Sol

The year will start with heavy rains, according to Aemet predictions.
The year will start with heavy rains, according to Aemet predictions. / ÑITO SALAS
  • Successive storms could see up to one hundred millimetres of rain fall and there may be snow too

The collision of a cold air mass and a humid subtropical one near the Gulf of Cádiz will lead to heavy rain in the coming days, according to forecasts from Spain's national weather agency, Aemet.

Forecasters suggest that it will be from midday on Wednesday, 6 January (Three Kings Day) when the rain will be more intense. Successive storms could see rainfall of up to 100 millimetres of rainfall accumulate according to some of the computer forecast models.

For Thursday the probability of rain is one hundred percent, on Friday it drops to 95 per cent and for Saturday it will be 80 per cent.

The first storm could even leave snow in many parts of Malaga province below 500 or 600 metres of altitude.

However, the rain will help to soften the chilly temperatures on the last few days. On Sunday the minimum in Malaga province was registered in Huertas del Río Archidona, with minus 5.2 C. In Antequera the thermometer plummeted to -3.3 C and at Malaga-Costa del Sol airport, 4.6 C.