Spain weather warning for Brits as floods and TWO WEEKS of storms hit Benidorm and Marbella – while UK basks in 21C
BRIT tourists who have jetted out to Spain in the hope of topping up their tan have instead been greeted with torrential downpours and flooding.
While the UK basks in a 21C scorcher, parts of Spain – including holiday hotspots Benidorm and Marbella – have been hit by storms.
Some areas are set to be battered by rain for two weeks as "catastrophic" flooding wreaks havoc for locals and tourists alike.
A number of storms are expected to sweep through the country this week, resulting in heavy downpours – with orange and yellow alerts in place.
Dramatic pictures show a collapsed road in the city of Cartagena, southeast Spain, after it crumbled because of persistent rainfall.
Meanwhile, after suffering severe drought for months, Malaga has been hammered with around five months' rainfall in just seven days – filling up the area's reservoirs.
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But the intense rainfall is set to continue with Spain’s weather service (AEMET) issuing a yellow warning for the Costa del Sol and Malaga capital.
Winds of up to 60mph are expected – which could result in waves up to four metres high.
In Valencia, flooding is causing chaos as emergency services rescue deal with blocked roads and rivers bursting their banks.
A yellow warning has been put in place until Friday, with 15 people evacuated after the Barranc del Carraixet river in Alboraira overflowed.
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On Monday, two people in a truck had to be rescued by firefighters after their vehicle became engulfed by water, reports Olive Press.
They were removed via the windows and put on a rescue boat just moments before the current swept the truck away.
Rescue workers also saved a man from his home in Sagunto after his home flooded, while emergency services dealt with fallen trees and poles across the region.
But more rain is one the way, with up to 20inches of rainfall expected to hit some areas by the end of the week, reports Nature World News.
According to AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Tyler Roys, much of southern and eastern Spain will have up to two inches of rain by the end of the week, while places from northern Alicante to Castellón could see up to 12inches.
In comparison, Madrid had little over 19inches of rain in the entirety of 2021.
But as Spain suffers downpours and wind, Britain has been hotter than Barcelona today with a 21C scorcher.
The glorious weather will also be mostly dry, clear and sunny after a frosty start in comparison to the Spanish city’s highs of 16C.
It comes after an Alicante resort was last year hit by a wave dubbed a "mini-tsunami" apparently caused by a blowtorch Saharan heat surge.
The bizarre rise in the tide — known as a meteotsunami — swept through the coastal town of Santa Pola in August.
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The rare tidal phenomenon flooded the beach, promenade and nearby streets, with cars damaged and boats set adrift.
It was apparently caused by a dramatic drop in atmospheric pressure because of hot, dry air pushing in from North Africa that caused the sea to swell.
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