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Weather warning for three-metre high waves along the south coast of Spain

Rough seas are expected on the coast this Friday. File photograph.
Rough seas are expected on the coast this Friday. File photograph. / SALVADOR SALAS
  • Aemet is forecasting force seven winds and rough seas ahead of the Andalucía Day holiday weekend

Spain's national weather agency, Aemet, has issued yellow weather alerts for much of the south coast of the mainland this Friday, 26 February.

The forecaster predicts winds of up to force seven in coastal areas whipping up waves of up to three metres.

The weather warnings for Friday, 26 February.

The weather warnings for Friday, 26 February. / AEMET

In the Axarquía area the yellow alert will be in place from 9am to 11.59pm while on the Costa del Sol a warning has been issued between 10am and 5pm.

The forecast points to mainly cloudy skies although light rain is not ruled out on the western coast.

For the Andalucía Day holiday weekend, Aemet, is predicting an 80 to 90 per cent chance of rain in Marbella and Estepona from Saturday afternoon although the probability drops to 45 per cent in Malaga city and should disappear by midday on Sunday, 28 February (Andalucía Day).

On holiday Monday the winds are likely to return with gusts up 20 km/h.