Spain: still strong storms on the coasts and in the center of the country

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The heavy rains which began last Saturday continued during Sunday in the center and the southeast in the form of thunderstorms. According to the National Meteorological Agency (Aemet) the depression will continue to cause thunderstorms in the center and northwest of the Iberian Peninsula this Monday and will tend to ease in the afternoon.

From Andalusia to Madrid and surroundings

The depression crossed Andalusia and arrived on Saturday evening in Madrid and Toledo, then in Castile and León throughout the afternoon of Sunday and was particularly visible in Avila and in cities like Valladolid, where the patronal festivities are affected by the storm, accompanied by lightning and thunder as well as constant gusts of wind and rain.

On Sunday afternoon, several flights were canceled at Madrid-Barajas airport. In addition to Madrid, there were significant delays in Ibiza due to the fact that a plane coming from Paris blocked the taxiway, forcing the rest of the planes that were landing to perform a backtracking maneuver on the track, which caused delays.

What we expect for this Monday September 4

The passage of the depression (known as DANA, in Spanish) will continue to cause this Monday, September 4, rains, storms and wind with a particular incidence of precipitation in the center and the extreme northwest, according to forecasts from the ‘Aemet. Concretely, the cities of Avila, Burgos, Segovia, Toledo, Madrid, Alava and La Rioja will be threatened (yellow) due to rain and thunderstorms this Monday morning, when the country will have cloudy skies with precipitation.

Rains will be more likely and more intense in areas of the center, Andalusia and the far northwest, where they may be locally heavy or persistent, especially at dawn. Generally speaking, they will tend to decrease throughout the day. In addition, the wind will put Burgos, Lleida, Alava, the Balearic Islands, Barcelona and Tarragona on yellow alert. The last three will also be on yellow alert due to coastal phenomena, such as Alicante, Castellón and Valencia.

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