Spain’s met office (AEMET) has predicted muddy rain caused by Saharan dust will fall on the Valencian Community today.
It sounds like something from a horror film – but ‘blood rain’ is a common Mediterranean phenomenon caused by Saharan dust moving north over the Spanish mainland.
AEMET has recorded humid dust clouds moving up the eastern coast of Spain since yesterday’s muggy morning.
According to predictions, AEMET says this the dust will fall as muddy rain between 7am and 5pm today.
The forecast for Alicante province today reads:
“Cloudy or covered with precipitation that could be accompanied by mud, more likely in the north during the second half of the day.”
The forecast shows a high percentage of rain for the following areas:
- Valencia 85%
- Gandia 80%
- Pego & Parcent 75%
- Benidorm 65%
- Vila Joiosa 75%
- Alicante 80%
- Santa Pola & Torrevieja 75%