Red alert for the "Gloria" storm

Autor: Infocosta - 22/01/2020

The "Gloria" storm made its effects felt with locally strong and persistent rainfall in the Balearic Islands and the Community of Valencia, heavy snowfalls in the interior of the eastern half of the peninsula and intervals of strong wind accompanied by a drop in temperatures.
The AEMET declared the red warning (Extreme Risk) due to coastal phenomena and snow, both in areas of Alicante and Valencia because of northeast winds with a force of nine and occasionally ten, which will cause waves of seven to eight meters, with "high impact" on northeast oriented coastlines and promenades.
In addition, snowfalls that have left accumulations of snow of up to 20 centimetres above 600 metres were predicted in inland areas of Alicante and Litoral Norte in the southern interior of Valencia.

Alicante-Elche airport was closed due to the storm

The adverse wind and rain forecasts of the 'Gloria' storm have led to the decree, as a precaution, of the operational closure of the international airport of Alicante-Elche from 1pm and for a whole day, the fifth in Spain in terms of the number of passengers.
"Gloria' was combined with the powerful European anticyclone, centred on the British Isles

The squall, in addition to deepening significantly throughout this Sunday and in the early hours of Monday, has combined with the powerful European anticyclone, centered on the British Isles, being very fast, so the adversity of the associated phenomena will increase.
Although "Gloria" tends to move south and fill up from the last hours of Monday in the vicinity of North Africa; the adverse weather was expected to continue until Tuesday, January 21, towards the northeast of the peninsula, tending to improve in other areas. The Aemet foresees for Wednesday, the end of this situation of special warning by adverse phenomena, although new warnings will be issued to provide more detailed and updated information.

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