Carnivals across the Levante were cancelled this afternoon due to the high winds. Pulpí, Garrucha and others all posted urgent messages on social media urging people not to go to the appointed marches as nothing was going to happen. The area continues under orange alert for high winds until midnight tonight. Nice but colder tomorrow. Oh, and the flag pole carrying the Vera flag on the roundabout outside the Galasa offices just went for a Continue reading High winds cancel carnivals→
Two enormous Christmas trees in Madrid have been knocked over by high winds this morning. The trees, in Plaza de Colon and Cuesta de Moyano, fell before gusts of over 100kph. Nobody was hurt. Madrid townhall is asking residents to make sure everything on their baloneys is properly fastened down to avoid accidents.
The entire province is on “yellow” alert for high winds this Saturday and Sunday, which is when most of the population will be enjoying the 3 Kings. High winds and big waves are expected, with the alert being activated at midnight and running for 24 hours. Sunday will see the winds slowing down, but still gusty.
An Orange alert has been issued along the coast of Almeria warning of strong winds and high tides. Civil protection reckons we could be looking at gale force 8 winds starting Sunday afternoon as a storm blows in, and warns people not to approach the sea. They also ask homeowners to ensure nothing can be blown off roof patios onto the streets below.
Heads up – very windy tonight as a storm sweeps over. Gusts of up to 95 kph are expected to be felt all over the province, from today until tomorrow, so tie down anything flapping on the balconey.
The biggest gust of wind in Spain today appears to have been in Almeria, where we had one of 140kph. Talking of which, why is Spain boasting that today they have had their biggest ever production of electricity by wind generators thanks to the powerful gusts, while the UK always seems to shut them down as soon as there’s a gust of wind?