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New amber alert for torrential rain in Malaga and on Costa del Sol

Persistent rain fell in Malaga on Thursday.
Persistent rain fell in Malaga on Thursday. / ÑITO SALAS
  • "A lot more rain to come." A new warning has been activated between midday and midnight on Friday

There is still "a lot more to rain to come" has warned the director of the Malaga Meteorological Centre, José María Sánchez-Laulhé as Spain's national weather agency, Aemet, issued a new amber alert for Malaga and the Costa del Sol this Friday (8 January).

Amber warnings are in place for up to 80mm of rain to fall in a 12 hour period on Friday and early Saturday morning in the Malaga, Costa del Sol and Guadalhorce areas and there are yellow warnings across much of the province.

Alerts are also in place for winds gusting up to 70km/h and waves of up to four metres in coastal areas.

New amber alert for heavy rain in Malaga and on Costa del Sol

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The rain, brought in by storm ‘Filomena’ has arrived later to the coast than initially forecast but by Thursday Estepona had recorded 108mm of rainfall since the arrival of the storm.

However, the steady nature of the rain is beneficial to agriculture as it seeps into the ground without causing runoff.