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Spain’s met office announces yellow warnings for Alicante this Friday

BayRadio | November 25, 2020
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Spain’s met office (AEMET) has issued yellow weather warnings for the Valencian coastline this coming Friday.

Rainfall of 60mm within a 12-hour period is predicted for the entire coastline of the Valencian Community.

This includes coastal regions in Alicante, Valencia and Castellón.

Orange weather warnings have been issued for Andalucía tomorrow – where a gota fría storm is advancing eastwards along the Strait of Gibraltar.

A post today from Alicante University’s climate lab (today) shows the cold front advancing over the Atlantic ocean.

Las últimas imágenes del Meteosat son espectaculares, apreciándose perfectamente la vaguada (colores rojizos) frente al…

Posted by Laboratorio de Climatología – Universidad de Alicante on Tuesday, 24 November 2020

The post reads that ‘rose colours’ represent the cold front – the term gota fría in Spanish refers to a weather phenomenon where a cold pocket of polar air isolates itself from a northern jet stream, and passes over western Europe before meeting muggy Mediterranean air.

The post adds that rain would be ‘fantastic news’ for Spain’s mountains and aquifers.

Watch a graphic showing the formation of a gota fría here.

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