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Yellow alert: Heavy rain returns to Malaga and Costa del Sol

The rain will return to the south of Spain this week. File photograph.
The rain will return to the south of Spain this week. File photograph. / ÑITO SALAS
  • Spain's national weather agency, Aemet, has issued a weather warning for Malaga, the Costa del Sol and inland areas

Hot on the heels of storm Filomena that wreaked havoc in parts of Malaga province, another weather front is moving in and Spain's national agency, Aemet, has predicted a 100 per cent probability of rainfall this Wednesday.

Although this weather front will be milder than Filomena, which left more than 300mm of rain in Estepona, it will still be significant.

Aemet has issued a yellow weather warning for Malaga, the Costa del Sol and Guadalhorce areas and up to 15mm of rain per hour is expected.

José María Sánchez-Laulhé, director of the Meteorological Centre, said, “It is a moderately active front that will give rainfall throughout the province.”

On Thursday morning the snow level will be at an altitude of 1,200 metres on Thursday morning, so it could leave a thin white blanket on the peaks of the Sierra de las Nieves and Tejeda-Almijara.

On Thursday and Friday little rain will fall on the coast and, heading into the weekend, temperatures will rise significantly with early spring-like temperatures.

If amber (medium risk) warnings are issued at some point in Europe, the storm will take the name Gaetan, according to José Luis Escudero, an expert in meteorology in Malaga.