Articles tagged "spain"

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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

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Fireball brighter than the Moon over southern Spain

A fireball brighter than the Moon was recorded over southern Spain at 05:47 UTC (06:47 local time) on January 29, 2018. The event lasted up to 6 seconds before the object disintegrated in a bright flash. The event began at an altitude of 101 km (62.7 miles) over the...

January 31, 2018

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Tornado hits Almeria, Spain, damaging 150 ha (370 acres) of greenhouses

At least one destructive tornado swept through the municipality of El Ejido, Spain's southern province of Almeria, on January 6, 2018, damaging 150 hectares (370 acres) of greenhouses. There were several reported tornadoes in El Ejido today, but one that formed...

January 06, 2018

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Christmas star: Beautiful slow-moving meteor recorded over the Mediterranean Sea

A slow-moving meteor was observed and recorded falling over the Mediterranean Sea on Saturday, December 23, 2017. The event lasted about 14 seconds before the object disintegrated in a bright flash. "This beautiful meteor, which resembles a Christmas star, was...

December 24, 2017

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Destructive wildfires in Portugal and Spain claim at least 45 lives

At least 27 people have been killed, dozens more injured and an unconfirmed number is missing after devastating wildfires fueled by hot temperatures and strong winds produced by Hurricane "Ophelia" swept through central and northern parts of Portugal on...

October 16, 2017

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Major hailstorm, huge hail accumulations in Teruel, Spain

A major hailstorm hit the city of Teruel and surrounding region in Aragon, eastern Spain on Friday, September 22, 2017. The event lasted up to 30 minutes, paralyzing traffic on some of the most important city roads. The hailstorm which began at about 21:00 CET...

September 23, 2017

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Two bright fireballs over Spain on September 10 and 12, 2017

SMART Project framework recorded two bright meteor fireballs over Spain on September 10 and 12, 2017. The first one was recorded over the province of Toledo and Ciudad Real at 23:26 UTC on September 10. The luminous phenomenon began at an altitude of about 80 km...

September 13, 2017

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Alicante hit by six months' worth of rain in 24 hours, Spain

The province of Alicante, southeastern Spain saw a record amount of rain on Monday, March 13, 2017, and its worst floods in 20 years. Streets of the city of Alicante quickly turned into rivers with dozens of cars submerged and abandoned in what local media is...

March 14, 2017

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Severe flash flooding hits Malaga, Spain

An overnight storm dumped heavy rain on southern Spain causing severe flash flooding and widespread damage to buildings, roads and vehicles on February 19, 2017. According to Spain's meteorological office, the port of Malaga recorded 152.6 mm (6 inches) of rain...

February 20, 2017

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Historic snow blankets eastern Spain

Eastern Spain is experiencing an extremely rare winter weather for this region since Wednesday, January 18, 2017, when parts of the region saw their first snow in 90 years. Through Friday, January 20, at least 3 000 people became stranded on roads due to heavy snow....

January 20, 2017

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Javea fire: Dangerous wildfire near Spain's Valencia forces thousands to evacuate

A dangerous wildfire is raging on Spain's Costa Blanca, some 120 km (75 miles) southeast of Valencia, forcing the evacuation of thousands of people. It is believed to be started deliberately, on one of the hottest days of the year. The fire started on Sunday,...

September 05, 2016

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New round of severe weather and flooding for Morocco, Spain, France, Italy and parts of Balkan Peninsula

After delivering flooding rainfall to Portugal and most of the Spain, a strong storm system moves slowly to the east, bringing the threat for flooding rainfall to already saturated parts of the Mediterranean coast. A heavy storm triggered flash floods in south east

November 30, 2014

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Smoke plumes from North American wildfires over Spain

Massive wildfires in US and Canada produced smoke plumes that drifted over the Atlantic Ocean and reached Europe in late June 2013. MODIS satellite imagery shows smoke plumes hovering over Spain and the western Mediterranean Sea on June 26-27,

June 27, 2013

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Bright fireball streaked across the sky above Madrid, Spain

A bright fireball streaked across the sky above the Spanish capital Madrid and was seen across the entire country on April 13, 2013. The object struck the atmosphere above the Villamuelas district in the province of Toledo, southwest of Madrid around 21:45 UTC...

April 16, 2013