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spain hailstorm june 17 2020

Massive hailstorm hits northeastern Spain, expected to drastically affect European stone fruit season

A massive hailstorm hit the stone fruit growing areas in northeastern Spain on Tuesday evening, June 16. 2020, causing extensive damage right before the harvest. According to growers, this is a big disaster that will drastically affect not only the Spanish but also...

June 17, 2020

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Severe floods hit parts of eastern Spain after 4 months' worth of rain in 24 hours

Torrential rains led to flash flooding in the coastal parts of Valencia, Spain, on Tuesday, March 31 into April 1, 2020. Up to 147 mm (5.8 inches) of rain fell in the region-- four times the average rainfall for this time of the year, which is 34 to 39 mm (1.3 to...

April 03, 2020

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Large fireball explodes over Andalusia, meteorites possible, Spain

A large fireball exploded over Spain's Andalusia region around 23:00 UTC on January 28, 2020. The event was particularly seen over the cities of Cadiz and Seville, from more than 400 km (248 miles) away. One fragment reportedly fell in La Campina de Sevilla, in...

January 30, 2020

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Severe hailstorm hits Malaga, causing major tailbacks and power disruptions, Spain

A severe hailstorm hit Malaga, Spain on Thursday, January 23, 2020, causing chaos in parts of the province as heavy rain and hail trapped commuters in tailbacks. In addition, flash floods swept away numerous vehicles, leaving them piled up. The event came just...

January 27, 2020

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Storm Gloria: Death toll rises to 13, over 1 500 evacuated in France after two months' worth of rain in 48 hours

At least 13 people have died in Spain and more than 1 500 were evacuated in southwest France, authorities confirmed on January 24, 2020, after powerful Storm Gloria caused widespread flooding and left a trail of destruction in its wake. In parts of France, Gloria...

January 24, 2020

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Spain storm produces record high wave in Mediterranean, storm surge up to 3 km (1.8 mi) inland

Authorities on January 23, 2020, confirmed five more fatalities from storm Gloria, bringing the death toll to nine. The fierce storm-- which lashed parts of Spain beginning Sunday, January 19-- has generated the biggest wave ever recorded in the Mediterranean at...

January 23, 2020

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4 dead as powerful storm triggers strong winds, heavy snowfall, and record waves in Spain

At least four people died as powerful Storm Gloria wreaked havoc across parts of Spain, producing strong winds, heavy snowfall, and record-breaking waves on Sunday and Monday, January 19 and 20, 2020. The Spanish meteorological agency placed 33 of its 55 provinces...

January 21, 2020

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Red alerts issued as major storm hits Spain with hurricane-force winds and heavy snow

Powerful Storm Gloria hit Spain on Sunday, January 19, 2020, prompting red weather alerts for intense snow, freezing temperatures, and high winds. At least 3 people have been killed. Gloria is forecast to strengthen and persist until Tuesday, January 21, with...

January 20, 2020

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Massive floods hit Cantabria, residents describe it as worst in history, Spain

Destructive flooding swept the town of Reinosa in Cantabria, Spain, on Thursday, December 19, 2019. The flood came after the Hijar river, which passes through Reinosa and its tributary Izarilla, rose significantly and burst their banks. Residents describe the event...

December 20, 2019

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Powerful storms rage across Spanish Mediterranean coastline

Powerful storms battered areas across the Spanish Mediterranean Coastline on Wednesday, December 4, 2019, with strong winds and heavy rain. Torrential rain caused transport disruption in Mallorca due to floods while the Balearic Islands experienced record rainfall...

December 04, 2019

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Heavy snowfall hits northern Spain

The weather in northern Spain had taken a turn from warm to cold this week, with heavy snowfall reported on November 8, 2019. Yellow and orange snow alerts have been put in place, which means severe weather is possible in the following days and residents must be...

November 10, 2019

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Severe storms hit parts of southern Europe, fatalities reported in France, Spain and Italy

Severe storms swept through parts of southern Europe, including France, Italy, and Spain over the past few days, bringing very heavy to record rain. After two days of heavy rainfall, travel warnings have been issued in Spain and France while Italy remained under...

October 25, 2019

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Severe flash floods, tornado hit Spain, leaving 6 dead or missing

Severe flash floods hit parts of northeastern Spain on October 23, 2019, leaving at least 2 people dead and 4 others missing. Adding to the devastating weather was a tornado that touched down in Ibiza, causing damage and injuring civilians. Thousands of residents...

October 23, 2019

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6 dead, 300 000 ha (741 000 acres) of prime agricultural land destroyed after worst storm in 140 years hit Spain

At least six fatalities have now been confirmed from the harsh weather that has been affecting southeastern Spain since September 11, 2019. Authorities are describing it as the worst storm since 1879 when floodwaters killed over 1 000 in Murcia and Orihuela. The...

September 16, 2019

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Worst storm in over a century hits Spain, major floods and tornadoes reported

A slow-moving storm system pummelled a massive area of Spain, spawning floods, hails, thunderstorms, and tornadoes on September 12, 2019. Torrential rains put Costa Blanca around Benidorm and Alicante under red weather alert and killed two in Valencia region. The...

September 12, 2019

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Severe hailstorms hit Alicante, causing huge agricultural damage, Spain

Damage caused by hailstorms affecting the Spanish province of Alicante during the last week of August amounted to 3 million Euro. The hail mainly hit some 900 ha (2 224 acres) of citrus crops, around 200 million kg (44 million lbs), according to to the Agroseguro, a...

September 05, 2019

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Severe thunderstorm produces tornadoes, hail, and flash flooding in Spain

Parts of Spain were pounded by severe thunderstorms resulting in a massive tornado, powerful hailstorms, and flash flooding on Monday, August 26, 2019. The tornado lashed through the Spanish town of Campillos near Malaga, while the municipality of Arganda del Rey...

August 29, 2019

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Powerful hailstorm hits capital Madrid, turning roads into raging rivers, Spain

A powerful hailstorm hit Spain's capital Madrid (population 3.2 million) late Monday, August 26, 2019, sweeping away cars, bringing traffic to a standstill and causing flight diversions. The worst-hit municipality was Arganda del Rey, southeast of the capital,...

August 27, 2019

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Massive floods hit Tafalla, Spain

Extremely heavy rain hit Tafalla, a town and municipality in the province and autonomous community of Navarre, northern Spain on July 8, 2019, causing devastating floods. According to local media reports, the location received more than 100 mm (3.93 inches) in just...

July 08, 2019

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Bright meteor event over Ciudad Real, Spain

A bright meteor streaked through the night sky over Ciudad Real, Spain at 22:59 UTC July 6, 2019. The meteor which was produced by a rock from an asteroid hit the atmosphere at about 54 000 km/h (33 554 mph). It started from the province of Ciudad Real in Spain at a...

July 07, 2019

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Spain battling Catalonia's worst wildfire in 20 years

At least 4 000 ha (10 000 acres) are affected by rapidly-spreading wildfires near the town of La Torre de l'Espanyol, 80 km (50 miles) from the coastal city of Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain. The Catalan regional government described the fires as the worst the...

June 27, 2019

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Unusually strong Storm Miguel hits Spain, France and Benelux with hurricane-force winds

An unusually strong storm for this time of year is battering parts of Spain, France and Benelux on June 7, 2019, with wind gusts up to 150 km/h (93 mph). The storm was named Miguel on June 5 by the Spanish Met Agency. This is the 23rd named storm of the 2018/19...

June 07, 2019

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Extremely heavy rainfall hits Spain, Costa Blanca hit by heaviest April rain since 1946

A severe storm affecting parts of Spain from April 18 to 22, 2019 dropped extremely heavy rain, produced strong winds and waves up to 3 m (9.8 feet). The worst affected was Costa Blanca, over 200 km (124 miles) of Mediterranean coastline in the province of Alicante...

April 23, 2019

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Bright fireball over Cáceres and Ávila, Spain

A bright fireball was recorded over Spain at 03:06 UTC on April 12, 2019. The event lasted up to 7 seconds before the object disintegrated. The event was recorded in the framework of the SMART project (University of Huelva), operated by the Southwestern Europe...

April 12, 2019

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Three bright meteors recorded over Spain

SMART framework project detected and recorded three bright meteors over Spain on December 5, 2018. Their all-sky cameras registered the objects at 01:51 UTC, 03:33 and 05:41 UTC over the provinces of Valladolid, Granada, Jaén and Albacete. They were...

December 05, 2018

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Landslide caused by heavy rain derails train near Barcelona, Spain

One person was killed and 44 others injured early November 20, 2018, when a train near Barcelona derailed due to a landslide caused by heavy rain. The six-carriage train was carrying 131 passengers, according to operator Adif. Three people sustained serious...

November 20, 2018

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Very bright North Taurid meteor over Spain

A very bright North Taurid meteor event was spotted over the south of Spain at 23:46 UTC on November 2 (00:46 local time, November 3). The meteor was brighter than the full Moon. The object is believed to be produced by a fragment from Comet Encke that hit the...

November 04, 2018

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Unseasonal snowstorms hit France and Spain, tornado leaves Menorca in dark

Unseasonal and unexpectedly large snowstorms swept across Auverge-Rhone-Alpes and nearby regions, south and west of Lyon, France over the past couple of days. The same storm system brought an early blast of winter to Spain, a destructive tornado to the island of...

October 31, 2018

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Historic rain accumulations across Malaga result in severe flash floods, Spain

Authorities are expected to declare a disaster area for parts of Malaga, including the Costa del Sor resort of Estepona, after devastating flash floods swept through the region over the past couple of days. Military emergency response unit was mobilized October 21,...

October 22, 2018

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Extreme rainfall, potentially deadly floods target Spain

Extreme weather conditions are expected across the Iberian Peninsula and the Balearic Islands from October 18 - 21, 2018. The event follows devastating floods that claimed 13 lives in Mallorca and another 13 in neighboring France over the past couple of days. There...

October 18, 2018

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4 months' worth of rain in 6 hours floods southern France, death toll in Europe rises to 31

At least 27 people have been killed in Europe over the past couple of days after a series of intense storms swept over the region dumping extremely heavy rain. 12 people died in Spain's Mallorca, 1 in Italy, at least 15 in France and 3 in the UK. More than 230...

October 14, 2018

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At least 12 killed after massive flash floods hit Mallorca, 5 months' worth of rain in 2 hours, Spain

More than 230 mm (9 inches) of rain fell on Mallorca, Spain's Balearic Islands on October 9, 2018, causing one of the worst flash floods the island has seen in 25 years. At least 12 people have been killed and 6 others are still missing. The worst affected was...

October 10, 2018

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Violent flash flooding hits Cebolla, Toledo province, Spain

Very heavy rainfall caused violent flash flooding in the town of Cebola, Spain's Toledo province on September 8, 2018. While there were no injuries or fatalities reported, the infrastructural damage is high. Weather stations registered around 30 mm (1.18 inches)...

September 10, 2018

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Bright meteor streaks across the night sky over Spain

A bright meteor was recorded streaking across the night sky over Spain at 03:28 UTC on July 19, 2018. The event lasted up to 7 seconds before the object disintegrated. The meteor was recorded over Andalusia at 05:28 local time. It was produced by a fragment from a...

July 19, 2018

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Meteotsunami floods islands of Mallorca and Menorca, Spain

A meteotsunami formed in the Mediterranean Sea near the coast of Spain early July 16, 2018, and flooded the coasts of Mallorca and Menorca, Spain’s Balearic islands in the Mediterranean Sea. According to local media, a wave as high as 1.5 meters (5 feet) hit...

July 17, 2018

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Intense hailstorm hits Valencia, affecting 11 000 ha (27 200 acres) of crops, damage up to 47 million Euros, Spain

An intense storm that hit Spain's Valencia on Sunday, June 30, 2018, caused 'extremely serious damage' to crops in the region, with up to 11 000 ha (27 200 acres) of crops affected. The storm caused 'extremely serious damage' in the La Ribera...

July 04, 2018

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Huge rockslide in Castell de Mur buries a vehicle after heavy rainfall, Spain

A major, fatal rockslide event took place at Castell de Mur in Catalonia, Spain on Monday, April 16, 2018, killing at least 2 people. According to first estimates, this rock slope failure had a mass of about 50 000 tonnes and a volume of 20 000 cubic meters (706 300...

April 18, 2018

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Bright fireball recorded over Spain

A bright fireball was recorded streaking through the night sky over Spain at 04:17 UTC on April 1, 2018. The meteor overflew the provinces of Granada, Almería and Murcia. It began over the province of Granada at a height of around 97 km (60 miles) and ended...

April 03, 2018

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Intense storms hit Spain, leaving at least 2 people dead

Intense storms hit Spain over the past few days, especially its north, northwestern and southern areas, bringing heavy rain, snow and strong winds to the area. According to media reports, as of March 20, one person has been killed in Jaen province and one in Seville...

March 21, 2018

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Two fireballs over Andalusia, southern Spain

Two bright fireballs were recorded streaking through the night sky over Andalusia, southern Spain late February 16 and early February 17, 2018. The first one flew over Córdoba province at 20:52 UTC on February 16 at a speed of about 43 000 km/h (26 700 mph)....

February 17, 2018