Severe hailstorm decimates apricot crop in Spain

Severe hailstorm decimates apricot crop in Spain

A severe hailstorm struck Murcia, Spain on May 2, 2022, causing major damage to the apricot crop. The Region of Murcia is located in the southeast part of the Iberian Peninsula and produces two-thirds of Spain’s apricot. The storm comes one month after early April frost caused massive damage to stone fruit in Ebro valley, one of the most important producing areas of sweet fruit in Europe.

Historic hailstorm hits Alicante, Spain

Historic hailstorm hits Alicante, Spain

A massive hailstorm hit the Spanish city of Alicante, Valencia on the morning of November 23, 2021. The hailstorm was preceded by large amounts of rain in a very short period. According to AEMET, a weather station in Alicante registered 46 mm (1.8 inches) of rain in…

Medistorm “Helios” (Blas) forms over the island of Mallorca, Spain

Medistorm “Helios” (Blas) forms over the island of Mallorca, Spain

An area of low pressure located over the western Mediterranean Sea has acquired subtropical characteristics over the past couple of days and now meets the designation criteria for a medicine, the Mediterranean Cyclone Center (MCC) reports. The storm has been named…

Widespread flooding hits Spain’s Alicante

Widespread flooding hits Spain’s Alicante

Exceptional rainfall hit Spain's Alicante Province on October 22, 2021, damaging homes and stranding numerous vehicles. According to State Meteorological Agency (AEMET), up to 102 mm (4 inches) of rainfall hit the town of Torrevieja, resulting in the evacuation…

Severe storms and flooding continue to batter northern Spain

Severe storms and flooding continue to batter northern Spain

Severe storms, including intense rain and hail, have been affecting northern Spain over the past 10 days, causing widespread flooding that led to hundreds of incident reports. On Monday, June 14, 2021, emergency services reported 54 weather-related incidents in a…

Powerful storm leaves trail of destruction in Ourense, Spain

Powerful storm leaves trail of destruction in Ourense, Spain

A powerful storm (microburst) with hurricane-force winds struck Ourense in northern Spain on Sunday, June 13, 2021, leaving a trail of destruction. Authorities received hundreds of reports about damaged properties, broken trees, and flooded streets. The storm was…

Spectacular tornado touches down in Aragon, Spain

Spectacular tornado touches down in Aragon, Spain

Residents of Teruel Province in Aragon, Spain, were treated to a spectacular sight as a tornado touched down around 21:00 UTC (19:00 LT) on Friday, June 4, 2021. The twister did not cause any significant damage, but drivers along the road near the whirlwind said…