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Rain boosts the reservoirs

THE HEAVY and persistent rain which fell in Spain from April 16 to 23 has reduced the shortage of water stored in the country’s...

Here we go again….

THE beach at the beautiful Javea cove of Cala Granadella was carved in half by raging flood water running off the hillside behind, carrying...

Wild weekend weather warning

HEAVY rain and a drop in temperatures have been forecast for the next six days in Alicante province. State weather agency AEMET issued alerts yesterday...

Altea tap water restrictions – here we go again!

Altea town hall has issued a warning restricting the use of tap water to personal hygiene only as recent downpours have caused murky water...

Downpour alert

METEOROLOGISTS are forecasting 'gota fría' (cut-off low) torrential downpours along the Costa Blanca this weekend and at the beginning of next week - with...

Rain to the rescue in Galicia

Rain is falling in the Galicia region today and largely helping extinguish the forest fires that have devasted the area since the weekend and...

Bad weather means business for La Safor

SUDDEN torrential downpours just before 22.00 on Wednesday meant a pop concert on Gandia beach had to be called off barely 20 minutes after...

Downpours cool off (and flood) the Costa

A human chain on Les Deveses beach on Sunday in protest over the poor state of their shores could be seen as jumping the...

Gata roadworks flood homes

GATA homeowners are suffering floods indoors whenever it rains heavily thanks to recent roadworks – already a common problem for those living downhill from...

Tax relief announced for Costa flood victims

RESIDENTS hit by extreme weather (floods, wind, snow and wave damage) in December 2016 and January 2017 can now claim tax relief. The national government...

Worst floods since 1997

Several main Alicante city roads, including the main Avenida de Dénia accessing the city centre from the north (pictured) were flooded yesterday in the...

Alert for downpours and strong wind

The Marina Baixa area (Villajoyosa to Altea and inland towns) is on yellow alert for downpours and orange alert for strong winds of up...

Filling up

The weekend downpours are allowing Costa reservoirs to reach levels unseen for years. GUADALEST reservoir reached a peak of 11 cubic hectometres on Monday -...

Reservoirs replenished

The Guadalest reservoir is almost full thanks to the weekend downpours and melting snow. Yesterday it reached a peak of 11 cubic hectometres of...

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