The State Meteorological Agency (Aemet) has issued an orange alert (important risk) due to accumulation of rain in Catalonia. Rainfall, which could register up to 100 liters per square meter in the south of the Girona coast, will last throughout the day, which will also lead to a drop in maximum temperatures.
The forecast of the Servei Meteorològic de Catalunya (Meteocat) is that it will rain on Thursday afternoon in the eastern half of Catalonia and in the Pyrenees, as well as in the regions of the central half. They will be local showers that will be concentrated in the coastal regions of Barcelona and Tarragona. The Aemet has reported that the Atlantic storm will continue to affect the north of the Iberian Peninsula and the Balearic Islands for the next few hours.
The tropical nights of the last days (with temperatures above 25 degrees) will give way to two days of rainfall of varying intensity , which has led this Wednesday the Meteorological Service of Catalonia (Meteocat) to issue a warning for the intensity of rain . The episode began this Thursday and will last at least until Saturday.
This situation will lead to a decrease in the thermometer , which in recent days had risen in an unusual way for this time of year. In fact, the temperature of 25.7 degrees recorded on Tuesday in Sitges (Garraf) is an example. The coastal towns are those that have suffered the most from the ravages of the night heat and, according to the Meteorològic, in 12 of the 149 stations that measure the temperature (and keep data from the last 10 years) records have been broken.
The first hours of rainfall in Catalonia have been located in the coastal regions , as predicted by the Meteocat forecasts. They have started at dawn on the coastline and have been spreading northward. Considerable rain accumulations have been registered in towns such as Malgrat de Mar (Maresme), Fogars de la Selva or the Queralt sanctuary , in Berguedà.
Meteocat has registered abundant accumulations on the coast of La Selva and north of the Maresme, highlighting the 120 liters of Malgrat de Mar, or the 56.6 liters of Fogars de la Selva. The rains have also caused accumulations of water in the regions of Berguedà , Ripollès and La Garrotxa .