The state meteorological agency AEMET
has activated red risk alerts for severe weather
tomorrow Sunday 19th January, specifically for a severe
maritime storm which is forecast to strike the
coast of our region with 7/8 metre waves pushed by Force
9 north-easterlies likely to cause damage to promenades
and coastal roads. In addition, the risk has been raised
to red for up to 20cm of snow falling above 600m, possibly
lower at times, which will mainly affect the inland
mountainous areas of the region.
maintains a series of risk alerts for different phenomena
throughout Sunday. From 12.00 midday tomorrow and continuing
into Monday 20th, there is an orange risk alert for
the potential for heavy rain with a 12-hour accumulation
of up to 100mm. In addition, there is an orange
risk alert for strong north/north-easterly winds over
the same period with the potential for gusts up to 90
km/h. Throughout the afternoon of Sunday, an orange
alert will be in place of heavy seas with 4/6 metre
waves until the red alert kicks it at 6.00pm.
red alert for snowstorms will become active from 12.00
midday and there is the potential for accumulations
of up to 20cm in 24 hours in many places above 600m,
occasionally lower, but this snow is unlikely to affect
low-lying coastal areas.
has become clear that the region is potentially facing
one of the most complex situations in many years with
heavy rain, snow, strong winds and a maritime storm
all included in a potentially savage mix that is very
difficult to predict. But it seems certain that regions
of southern Valencia and northern Alicante will see
heavy rain and the coastal areas will see exceptionally
heavy seas which could cause damage to seafront promenades
and coastal routes.
authorities are recommending that the population takes
care over the next few days, doesn't take risks (such
as heading into the mountains during the snowstorms)
and keeps abreast of the situation through the appropriate
channels. With regards to the events which will form
part of the weekend's San Antonio celebrations tomorrow
Sunday (the horse-and-cart parade and the animal blessing)
as well as the Marina Alta derby between CD Jávea
and CD Dénia, they remain scheduled until such
time as the actual weather conditions dictate otherwise.
these alerts don't mean that these events will definitely
happen but that there is significance evidence to suggest
that there is a real risk that they will do so.
/ AEMET / Laboratorio de Climatología - Universidad de Alicante
Date: Saturday 18th