Wednesday, December 16, 2009

A white Christmas (for some)

Sixteen of the independent communities in Spain, including the Canary Islands and the Balearics are on yellow or orange alert for low temperatures, coastal rain or snow according to the State Agency of Meteorología (AEMET).

The areas under orange alert for snow are; the west of Lugo, the northeast of Pontevedra, the south of Orense, centre of Asturias, the south of Leon, Palencia and Burgos, Teruel, Guadalajara and the south of Albacete.

On yellow alert for snow and low temperatures are; Galicia, Asturias, Castile and Leon, Cantabria, Basque Country, La Rioja, Navarre, Aragon, Community of Madrid, Castilla-La Mancha, Extremadura and the Andalusian provinces of Huelva, Cordova, Seville, Jaén and part of Cadiz.

The Valencian Community and Murcia stay at risk of low temperatures. The coasts of Pontevedra, Gerona and the five western islands of the canary archipelago are at risk from sea surges.

Rain will spread in from the Canary Islands to the rest of the peninsula by tomorrow. The southwest of Galicia will bear the brunt of these storms. In the rest of the country the storms will be much weaker.

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