26th August 2019
state meteorological agency AEMET has issued
an ORANGE risk level weather warning for the potential
of heavy rain and storms affecting the region tonight
and into tomorrow Tuesday. The alert is valid from midnight
tonight and is expected to remain in place until 9.00pm
tomorrow Tuesday. During this period there is the potential
for heavy rain falling at a rate of 40mm per hour, perhaps
stronger at times, with accompanying storms in our region.
The period of instability is being caused by an isolated
high altitude depression, known as a 'DANA',
which has been developing in the Atlantic and is expected
to track across the south of the Iberian peninsula over
the next 36 hours, bringing the heavy rains to our region.
There have been suggestions of the approach of the
dreaded 'gota fría', the violent storm
conditions that can bring torrential rain and flooding
which can be caused by a DANA, but this is not
always the case.
AVSRE - the Valencian Security and Emergency Response
Agency - has issued advice across the Comunidad
Valenciana in the face of this potential for stormy
weather which includes keeping in touch with the evolution
of the situation through the media or online at www.112vc.gva.es
and on Twitter @GVA112;
staying away from rivers and gulleys and not stopping
on bridges; using a vehicle only if absolutely necessary
and if so stay on main roads and avoid trying to cross
through flooded areas or fords across rivers; and finally
think about removing vehicles form areas which are prone
special warning issued by AEMET at 12:30 today
Phenomenon: Torrential rain and strong or
very strong storms.
Geographical Scope: Castilla
La Mancha (East), Comunidad Valenciana, Murcia and Balearic
Start: Monday 26th
Duration: Until the morning of Wednesday
Degree of Probability: High (more
A DANA (Depresión Aislada de Niveles Altos)
began to form yesterday Sunday to the west of the Iberian
Peninsula and is currently located to the south of Portugal.
During Monday and Tuesday it will travel across the
southern areas of the peninsula and by Tuesday afternoon
and early Wednesday, it will be located in the area
of the Balearic Islands.
today Monday it will continue to produce locally strong
showers and storms in many regions of the interior of
the peninsula, expect in area of the north-east where
they are unlikely.
the displacement of the DANA towards the Mediterranean,
it is very likely that the rain and storms will intensify,
reaching a very strong intensity (greater than 30mm/h)
during the afternoon in the eastern areas of Castilla
La Mancha and on Tuesday in the Comunidad Valenciana
(most likely Valencia and Alicante), Murcia and the
Balaeric Islands, persisting in the archipelago until
midday on Wednesday, the DANA will move towards northern
Italy while an Atlantic ridge will enter the peninsula
and the Balearic Islands, resulting in a situation of
stability that will put an end to this episode of instability.