Warning as violent storms forecast in east Spain
19 August 2005, MADRID — Authorities issue a warning as forecasters predict dramatic storms and torrential downpours in Catalonia, Murcia and Valencia.
19 August 2005
MADRID — Authorities issue a warning as forecasters predict dramatic storms and torrential downpours in Catalonia, Murcia and Valencia.
In Catalonia, in north-east Spain, the worst storms are predicted in Lerida, Barcelona, Gerona and Tarragona, with up to 45 litres of rain per square metre in the Pyrenees.
In Valencia, sudden rainstorms are also forecast in Castellón, the city of Valencia and Alicante.
In the Murcia region, more than 30 litres of rain is predicted per square metre at the height of the storms.
Authorities warned people not to seek refuge under trees in case they are struck by lightning nor to stay in hilly areas unless strictly necessary.
Drivers have been warned to slow down if they are caught in a storm or stop until it passes.
In the house, people are advised to disconnect electrical devices to prevent them attracting lightning.
The stormy weather was predicted for Friday but could come back over the weekend.
[Copyright EFE with Expatica]
Subject: Spanish news