Friday, March 20, 2015

Stormy weather

The wind blowing in Valencia last night  gusted up to 87 kmph in the town of Villena , 76kmph in Rojales, Alicante, and reached 68 kmph in the Valencian town of Manises.

According to the State Meteorological Agency (AEMET), this morning winds of 63 kilometers per hour were recorded in Jalance, 62 in Pinoso and Utiel and 55 in Javea.

The Emergency Center of the Generalitat Valenciana  also reported that Villajoyosa recorded gusts of 73 kmph, Elda and Ibi 68, Elche Mutxamel 67, while in the towns of Carlet and Valencia-Olivereta they also recorded 60kmph winds.

The 112 Emergency phone recorded 21 incidents due to the wind (branches falling and tiles coming down) in the municipalities of Torrevieja and Alicante Petrer.  There were no reports of personal injury. However, in Villena, the mayor of Public Safety has recommended "great caution for both drivers and pedestrians", after the fall of several trees in different areas of the city.

The Emergency Centre has declared for today a state of  pre-emergency orange  for the sea level on the coast south of Alicante due to the wind.

The sky remains cloudy at this time, with rain falling in large areas of the province of Valencia,  for example; 31 litres per square meter in Barx, 12 and 10 in Polinyà Carcaixent in Valencia.

The Meteorological Agency says that the cloudy sky  will remain and we can expect weak and scattered rainfall south of Alicante with more intense and persistent rain south of Valencia and north of Alicante.

Also we will experience a moderate wind blowing from the northeast with temperatures fluctuating. 

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