In 48 Hours, Alicante, Spain Sets New March Heat Record, Then Rainfall Record

Back on Saturday, it was looking and feeling like mid summer on the Costa Blanca with Alicante sizzling at 34.8C, a new March and April record and warmest ever reading outwith June-July-August.

Just 36-48 hours later and Alicante was and continues to reach 10-12C as wind and record rainfall pounded the region with consequential flash flooding.

Credit: Meteoceil

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Gale-force winds blowing in off the Med brought down trees.

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137mm fell within 24 hours of which 48.8mm fell within 1 hour. This rainfall made for the 3rd wettest 24 hour period in 80 years for Alicante, behind 270.3mm which fell on Sep 30, 1997 and 233.1mm on Oct 20, 1982.

Amazingly this was 40% of Alicante’s 311mm ANNUAL average.

FEATURED IMAGE CREDIT: Diego Delso

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