The Three Wise Men will have to bundle up and use umbrellas: 14 communities on alert for rain, snow and waves | Society



Coinciding with the arrival of the Three Kings in Spain, temperatures will drop this Wednesday in almost the entire country, especially in the north and east of the peninsula, as reported the State Meteorological Agency (Aemet). But the change in trend is already being noticed this Tuesday.

The rain, which can accumulate up to 40 liters of water in twelve hours in Galicia; the strong wind in the north third; The strong waves or snow in the Pyrenees put 13 communities on yellow alert this Tuesday and Catalonia at an orange level due to a warning of a maritime storm on the north coast.

As reported by ASEMET on its website, the Catalan provinces of Tarragona and Girona are on an orange alert (significant risk) due to a maritime storm with winds of force 7 to 8 and waves of two to three meters; and there is also a yellow warning in the Pyrenees for snowfalls between 5 and 15 centimeters thick above a thousand meters and wind from 80 to 90 kilometers per hour in the south.

In Andalusia the yellow alert (risk) is for winds of up to 70 kilometers per hour in the east of the community accompanied by coastal phenomena and waves of 2 to 3 meters, while in Aragon snowfall is expected in the Huesca Pyrenees above the 1,000 to 1,200 meters and accumulations of up to 10 centimeters thick in 24 hours.

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In Asturias, snowfalls are also announced in Picos de Europa of about 5 centimeters thick around 1,000 meters of altitude and there is also a yellow alert for wind of up to 90 kilometers per hour in the interior and maritime force 7.

In the Balearic Islands and Cantabria the yellow warning is for wind with gusts of between 70 and 80 kilometers per hour and bad seas that in the archipelago can cause waves of between two and three meters, while in the two Castiles there is a yellow alert for gusts of wind of between 70 and 80 kilometers per hour.

In Galicia, rains that can accumulate up to 15 liters in an hour are expected in the province of A Coruña and strong winds of up to 80 kilometers per hour are also announced in high areas of the province of Lugo.

Madrid is on yellow alert for winds of up to 80 kilometers per hour in the mountains; In Navarra there is also a yellow warning for wind gusts of up to 70 kilometers per hour and snow 5 centimeters thick in the Pyrenees and in the Basque Country the warning is for wind of 70 kilometers in the province of Álava and force 7 in the coast of Biscay.

La Rioja has activated a yellow warning for wind of up to 80 kilometers per hour, the same as the Valencian Community, where maritime wind of force 7 is also expected throughout the coast.

The Aemet warns that with the orange alert there is a significant meteorological risk, with a certain degree of danger for usual activities, and with the yellow alert there is no meteorological risk for the general population, although there is for some specific activity.

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

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