Bad weather, alerts and warnings in Euskal Herria



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This Sunday, maximum wind gusts of 113 km / h were registered in Cerroja and 108 km / h in Matxitxako. In addition, throughout the day several yellow warnings have been active for adverse weather conditions. The warning for coastal maritime risk, meanwhile, is maintained until midnight.


Notice for coastal maritime risk.  Image obtained from a video from EITB Media.

The adverse weather events They have taken center stage this Sunday. The Cerroja meteorological station, in Karrantza, has recorded maximum wind gusts of 113 km / h, the strongest in the Basque Autonomous Community, while in Matxitxako (Bermeo) they have targeted 108 km / h.

Euskadi has maintained until 6:00 p.m. this Sunday the yellow warning for gusts of wind that have exceeded 100 km / h in exposed areas. Also due to the risk of rainfall until the same time, as well as due to snow throughout the day and for coastal maritime risk until midnight.

Wind gusts above 100 km / h

As reported by the Basque Department of Security, in areas not exposed to the wind, on the other hand, they have reached 76 km / h in Vitoria-Gasteiz and 70 km / h in Deusto.

The wind has forced the firefighters of the Provincial Council of Bizkaia to intervene to solve various incidents in the municipalities of Erandio, Muxika, Gernika, Sopela, Abanto and Arrieta.

As reported by regional firefighters, they have had to remove a fallen tree on the road in the Gorozika neighborhood, in Muxika, as well as several fallen branches on the road in Kukularrabidea, in Erandio.

In the same way, they have had to clean up buildings, using loose sheets, in the Axpe neighborhood, in Erandio, and in Iparragirre street, in Gernika.

Another intervention was motivated by the fall of a lamppost in Lizarre, in the municipality of Sopela, and another two by fallen trees in Santa Lucía, in Abanto, and in the Lexarraga area, in the town of Arrieta.

The wind has also caused felling of branches and trees on various roads and on Avenida de Tolosa, in the San Sebastian neighborhood of Antiguo.

Persistent rainfall

On the other hand, the yellow warning for rainfall has remained active until 6:00 p.m. They have registered water rafts at various points of the road network, due to the persistent rains. The largest has taken place in Erandio, near the Makro supermarket, and has forced the closure of both lanes of the road.

The rain has also filled the swamps. The Ullíbarri-Gamboa reservoir, which supplies Vitoria-Gasteiz and Bilbao, and exceeds 80% of its capacity. A month ago it was only 57%.

In addition, Euskalmet has registered since 6:00 p.m. on Saturday afternoon 51 liters per square meter in Urkiola, 49 in the Gorbea area and 44 in Balmaseda.

Orange wave alert

It has remained active until 3:00 p.m. orange alert for navigation by waves of more than 5 meters, and is maintained by coastal maritime risk until midnight. Strong winds and waves are still present, so the Basque Government’s Security Department recommends caution on the coast and on boardwalks.

Until noon, the highest waves have occurred in the port of Pasaia, with almost 2.4 meters high.

Lower the snow level

What’s more, the snow has dropped to 800 meters in Álava, forcing the closure of up to five ports. In Navarra, the level has dropped even more and It has snowed at 600 meters in the Pyrenees and in the Middle Zone.

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George Holan

George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.

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