Snow, rain and wind put 11 communities on alert, two of them in orange

Eleven communities are on Monday on alert for rains, strong winds and snowfalls that in parts of Aragon and La Rioja will leave a thickness of up to 20 centimeters in 24 hours, reports the State Meteorological Agency (Aemet) on its website.

Aragon has an orange warning (important risk) in the provinces of Teruel and Zaragoza due to an accumulation of snow of 20 centimeters above 800 meters in 24 hours; in the Iberian Zaragoza the notice refers to the western half.

La Rioja has also activated the orange level in the Iberian Rioja due to snowfall, where thicknesses of around 20 centimeters are expected in 24 hours at a snow level close to 1,200 meters.

In the Community of Madrid there is a yellow warning (risk) for snow up to 10 centimeters thick in the mountains with accumulations above 1,000 meters, and mainly in the northern part of the mountains; the thickness of the snow cover will increase with altitude.

In the southern areas of Madrid, Las Vegas, West, Metropolitan and Henares, an accumulation of snow of 2 centimeters in 24 hours is expected, above 800 meters that, occasionally, could descend to 600 meters.

The communities of Cantabria and Asturias have a yellow alert for snow in points of Liébana and the center and valley of Villaverde, and in Picos de Europa respectively, for snowfall that will leave around 10 centimeters thick around 700-900 meters in 24 hours .

All the provinces of Castilla y León, except Zamora and Valladolid, have activated the alert for snow that will accumulate 10 centimeters in 24 hours; Aemet alerts that the snow level will begin at 1,400 meters and could drop to 800 or 900 meters, moreover, above 1,300 meters those 10 centimeters can be exceeded.

In Castilla-La Mancha, only the provinces of Cuenca and Guadalajara maintain the yellow level due to snowfall with a thickness of 2 centimeters above 800 meters, mainly in the north and east of Guadalajara; at altitudes above 1,200-1,300 meters, the thickness reached will be greater.

In Andalusia, the Balearic Islands, Galicia and in the Community of Valencia there is a yellow alert for strong gusts of wind, rain or storms.

The Aemet warns that with the orange alert there is a significant meteorological risk, with a certain degree of danger for usual activities, and with the yellow alert there is no meteorological risk for the general population, although there is for some specific activity.


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