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High waves and wind gusts of 80 km/h set to batter the Costas

The weather warnings cover almost the entire Malaga province.
The weather warnings cover almost the entire Malaga province. / EFE
  • A total of 40 provinces across Spain will be on yellow or amber alerts with the arrival of a new weather front that will bring rain and snow to many areas

Many parts of Malaga province will be on a yellow weather alert for gusts of wind reaching up to 80 km/h this Tuesday (9 February). High waves and rough seas are also expected on the coast.

The Ronda, Axarquía, Valle del Guadalhorce and Costa del Sol areas will be on a yellow level alert for high winds from 12 noon. There is also a yellow weather warning for rough seas on the Costa del Sol as well as in the Axarquía, with a force 7 west and southwest wind and waves of two to three metres, which will remain in effect 3pm in the afternoon until midnight.

Spain’s national weather agency, Aemet, is also forecasting rain which will be more frequent inland and during the afternoon.

Maximum temperatures are expected rise in the inland areas and fall on the coast.

Across Spain, a total of 40 Spanish provinces will be on a yellow or amber alerts this Tuesday due to snowfall, wind, rainfall or rough seas.

Aemet has issued amber warning for snowfall in the Pyrenees in Huesca, where there could be an accumulation of 20 centimetres of snow in a 24-hour period.

In addition, there are also yellow warnings for up to 12 centimetres of snow at altitudes above 1,200 metres in León, Palencia and Zamora; and with accumulations of five centimetres in the Asturias, Lugo, Ourense, Burgos, Soria and Teruel.

There are amber alerts for wind gusts of 90 km/h in Albacete; and yellow warnings, with gusts of up to 80 km/h, in Granada, Valencia, Jaén, Castellón, Almeria, Albacete, A Coruña, Pontevedra, Asturias, Cantabria, León, Palencia, Ávila, Burgos, Salamanca, Segovia, Teruel, Cuenca, Guadalajara, Toledo, Cáceres, Badajoz, Navarra, Cadiz, Cordoba, Huelva, Malaga, Seville, Valencia and Ceuta.

Finally, they are also yellow notices for rough seas and high waves in the Balearic Islands, Almeria, A Coruña, Pontevedra, Lugo, Cadiz, Gerona, Tarragona, Castellón, Granada, Malaga, Huelva, Ceuta, Barcelona and Alicante.