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In photos: Spain hit by worst “cold drop” in a decade

In photos: Spain hit by worst “cold drop” in a decade

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The east of the peninsula and the Balearic Islands have been battered by persistent and torrential downpours

  • Eleven provinces have received a warning for “rain and intense, generalized and persistent storms” for Friday. In this photo, a dog wears a raincoat in Dénia in Alicante.
    1Eleven provinces have received a warning for “rain and intense, generalized and persistent storms” for Friday. In this photo, a dog wears a raincoat in Dénia in Alicante. EFE
  • Spain’s national weather service AEMET forecasts that the cold drop is likely to ease by Sunday, although its trajectory is still uncertain.This image shows flooding in Dénia in Alicante.
    2Spain’s national weather service AEMET forecasts that the cold drop is likely to ease by Sunday, although its trajectory is still uncertain.This image shows flooding in Dénia in Alicante. EFE
  • A worker posts a note telling customers the business is closed because of the extreme weather.
    3A worker posts a note telling customers the business is closed because of the extreme weather. EFE
  • While the gota fría – or “cold drop,” a term used to describe a sudden fall in temperatures along the east coast caused by the arrival of very cold polar air – is “typical” of Spanish falls in the Mediterranean, AEMET says a drop of this intensity has not occurred since October 2008. In this photo, a man wades through a flooded street in Dénia in Alicante.
    4While the gota fría – or “cold drop,” a term used to describe a sudden fall in temperatures along the east coast caused by the arrival of very cold polar air – is “typical” of Spanish falls in the Mediterranean, AEMET says a drop of this intensity has not occurred since October 2008. In this photo, a man wades through a flooded street in Dénia in Alicante. EFE
  • A group of people takes shelter from the rain in Valencia, which is on orange alert for heavy rain caused by the “cold drop.”
    5A group of people takes shelter from the rain in Valencia, which is on orange alert for heavy rain caused by the “cold drop.”
  • A car drives through a flooded street in Valencia.
    6A car drives through a flooded street in Valencia. EFE
  • The ocean boardwalk in front of Malvarrosa beach in Valencia.
    7The ocean boardwalk in front of Malvarrosa beach in Valencia. EFE
  • People in Valencia carry umbrellas and use raincoats to protect themselves from the heavy downpours. The Valencia region received 1,906 emergency calls between 11pm last night and 6am today.
    8People in Valencia carry umbrellas and use raincoats to protect themselves from the heavy downpours. The Valencia region received 1,906 emergency calls between 11pm last night and 6am today.
  • An artichoke farm covered with water in Valencia.
    9An artichoke farm covered with water in Valencia. EFE
  • People crowd in the doorway of a building in Valencia.
    10People crowd in the doorway of a building in Valencia.