A previous storm on the coast. / SUR

Aemet raises its Costa del Sol and Axarquía weather warnings to amber

Strong gusts of wind, storms and five-metre-high waves can now be expected this Thursday and Friday, according to the national weather agency


The weather forecast has taken a turn for the worse in Malaga, and Spain’s State Meteorological Agency (Aemet) has, this Wednesday (17 November) raised to amber (a significant risk) the yellow warning that it had originally activated on the coast for this Thursday.

As well as raising the alert level, Aemet has also extended the weather warning to include Friday.

Costa del Sol, Malaga and Axarquía

According to Aemet's forecast, the warnings affect the Costa del Sol, Malaga city and the Axarquía coast where waves of up to five-metres high and strong gusts of wind are expected. In addition, rain is expected on the western coast of the province.

Initially on Thursday, Aemet has activated a yellow warning from 6am to 8pm in Sol and Guadalhorce and the Axarquía weather regions due to an east wind of gale force 7 and waves of between 3 and 4 metres. However, the warning then turns amber from 8pm on Thursday to 5pm on Friday when waves of 4 to 5 metres are expected due to a strong east wind gale force 7 to 8.


As for temperatures, the minimums will go rise while the maximums remain unchanged or will lower slightly.

On Friday, Aemet forecasts cloudy intervals on the Mediterranean slope, "with rain in the Strait area and the western Malaga coastline that can be locally strong and occasionally be accompanied by storms with the probability of occasional showers in the extreme east."