LARGE parts of Spain brace themselves for more storms in the Bible style and floods this weekend – just as British schools break half of them.
Benidorm and Mallorca will be most affected by the deluge, which will see up to 400 mm of rainfall in the next two days.
SE12 TV Heavy rain showers will keep Spain in their grip in the weekend, with the result that there will be scenes that resemble this television picture of a car that is transported in the flood of last week and thunderstorms and wind up to 60 mph will also shore tainting, with predictors issuing orange and red warnings throughout the region.
The storm comes just days after Hurricane Leslie hit the continent and killed at least 13 people.
In Alicante, the police have set up extra patrols and warned holidaymakers to join forces for "severe weather conditions".
Forecasters on the Costa Blanca say that heavy rainfall on the mainland will start today.
Local police will intensify supervision of the 25 most likely areas in Alicante that may be affected.
The State Meteorological Agency said that torrential rains are expected between Thursday and Saturday, with the strongest downpour on Saturday in Alicante as the rain fronts of the Mediterranean and the Atlantic merge over the area.
In Benidorm, strong holidaymakers with lilos roamed the streets when the deluge hit last week – but forecasters warn tourists not to go into the approaching storm. Ventusky Map shows thunderstorms on the mainland as the storm rushes. Solarpix Mallorca was struck by storms that caused a storm & avalanche of water SE12 TV grabs from se12-TV with flooding in Spain, while flood water is wiping the cars. The Balearics also expect more torrential rains and the meteorological office has issued warnings for Mallorca, Ibiza and Menorca for today and Friday.
With Office predictor Greg Dewhurst said that vacationers should check the local predictions before they go outside.
He said: "There will be heavy rain – between 200-400 mm falls in the Balearic Islands and also in Catalonia, Valencia and Andalusia – and there is a risk of flash overflows in that region." There will also be thunder and hail storms. and gusty wind, with the storm beginning today, with the storm tomorrow and Saturday.
"The worst of the weather will hit Spain in the next 24 hours, with the weather starting on Sunday."
Predictors say that Spain is hit by hail and thunderstormIB3 NEWS Predictors have also warned that there is a chance of flooding of the flash. Last week, on Tuesday, Mallorca was struck by storms that caused an "avalanche of water" breaking vehicles to the sea.
The dead include the British couple named locally as Antony Green, 71, and his wife Delia, 75.
Their bodies were found in a taxi hit by the floods and the driver was also feared dead.
A few months of rain fell in just a few hours at night in the Aude in the south of France on Sunday evening.
The dead include a nun who died Villardonnel, a village near Carcassonne,
Another person died when a part of their house collapsed because of raging waters in the nearby town of Cuxac-Aude.
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Portugal was also hit by one of the strongest storms in history when hurricane Leslie left behind hundreds of thousands of families without power and dozens of wounded.
Winds topping 125 mph sent huge trees crashing on cars in the capital of Lisbon and the tourist hotspot of Porto in the north of the country.
At least 300,000 homes were reported without power, while several flights to and from Lisbon were canceled.
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