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Storm Lola: the whole of Malaga province has a weather warning in place this Tuesday

Heavy rain is on its way. File photograph.
Heavy rain is on its way. File photograph. / SUR
  • The national weather agency alert includes the Costa del Sol, Axarquía, Antequera and Ronda areas

Storm Lola will continue to wage war on the south coast of Spain in the next few hours this Tuesday, 27 April.

After leaving a trail of destruction in coastal areas at the weekend, a yellow weather warning remained in place for the Antequera and Ronda regions on Monday.

And this Tuesday, Spain’s State Meteorology Agency, Aemet, has extended the warning for heavy rain to the Costa del Sol, Axarquía and Valle del Guadalhorce areas so it now covers the entire province. The yellow alert will remain active until 8pm in most areas and 9pm in the Axarquía.

“Accumulated rainfall of 20mm in an hour is expected in the Costa del Sol, Guadalhorce, Axarquía, Antequera and Ronda areas. And up to 40mm in 12 hours on the Costa del Sol, Guadalhorce and Axarquía”, explains the weather expert José Luis Escudero in his SUR blog 'Storms and Lightning’. "The storm will affect Malaga province to a greater extent, leaving heavier rain than these past days," he says.

Aemet has said the probability of rain is 100 per cent, which could be accompanied by storms on a day in which temperatures will rise.

The likelihood of rain falls on Wednesday and Thursday with a probability of 50 per cent and 35 per cent respectively.

The picture will tend to improve from Friday and the weekend.