Homes on Javea’s Cap de la Nau headland and Balcón al Mar urbanisations were evacuated early this morning due to flashfloods.
Javea has been hit by an electric storm that saw roads closed around the Arenal beach, as over 200litres/m² of rain fell across the municipality since last since night.
From 00:00 to the time of writing today, more than 100litres/m² of rain has been recorded in the port area and up on the Cap de la Nau (see below).
Policía Local last night closed Av. Libertad, Av. Fontana as well as roads around the Arenal beach – all roads are now open again, according to Javea’s Ayuntamiento.
The Ayuntamiento confirmed over 200litres/m² had fallen over the last 24 hours (see below).
A press release added that trees, awnings and walls have fallen.
Local weather watching page MeteoXabia also announced it had shut off a few of its stations due to lightning storms.
Watch its video of torrential rains last night here:
It comes as the Marina Alta region has been upgraded to an orange weather alert, in expectation 100litres/m² over 12-hour periods throughout today.
See AEMET’s page for more info here.
Weather watching app Windy is predicting between 20-30litres/m² of rain will fall in the Marina Alta region in the next 12 hours.