January 18, 2021

Teruel, Castellón and Tarragona remain on red alert for heavy rains

Teruel, Castellón and Tarragona remain on red alert for heavy rains



The cold drop, that during the last hours has left strong and persistent rains in all the Mediterranean slope and in the Balearics, today keeps in red alert to Teruel, Castellón and Tarragona, and to other 8 provinces in orange or yellow alert, informs the Agency of Meteorology (Aemet) on its website.

In the Valencian Community, the province of Castellón continues with red warning (extreme risk) for rains that will leave 200 liters per square meter in 12 hours on the north and south coast and in areas of the north and south interior; the Aemet warns that locally, the amounts accumulated in 12 hours may significantly exceed 200 liters.

Valencia continues with orange warning (significant risk) for rainfall that will leave 40 liters per square meter in an hour or 150 liters in 12 hours, while in Alicante there is a yellow level due to rain on the south coast that will leave up to 20 liters.

Catalonia, another of the communities most affected by the cold drop, has activated the red warning in Tarragona in areas of the extreme south of the littoral and pre-littoral, by rainfall that will accumulate 180 liters in 12 hours, and continues with orange alert for bad sea and waves between 3 and 4 meters.

In the province of Barcelona the yellow warning continues for rains, storms and waves.

Aragón has a red alert in the province of Teruel due to rain of up to 120 liters in 12 hours in the areas of Gúdar and Maestrazgo; Aemet warns that this warning refers to the eastern part of the area and locally can exceed 120 liters significantly; Zaragoza continues with yellow level due to rain.

Mallorca is the only island in the Balearic archipelago that continues on orange alert for rainfall of up to 40 liters per square meter in an hour in the Sierra de la Tramontana.

In the provinces of Cuenca and Guadalajara (Castilla-La Mancha) and Soria (Castilla y León) and in Ceuta the yellow warning persists due to rain.

The intense rains also cause circulatory problems, such as the N-340 Valencia-Barcelona highway, which is cut off at the height of Alcalà de Xivert (kilometer 1,028), and from 3.25 am alternative steps have been taken along the Ap toll highway -7.

In Teruel, there are water rafts on the N-234 in Cella, in both directions, and on the A-23, also in both directions, between San Agustín and La Puebla de Valverde. In Mallorca there are two ways cut: in Binisalem and in Porto Cristo, according to the Directorate General of Traffic (DGT).

The Aemet warns that with the red alert the risk is extreme with unusual meteorological phenomena of exceptional intensity and with a very high level of risk for the population, and with the orange warning there is a significant risk in unusual meteorological phenomena and with certain danger for usual activities.

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