AEMET Issues Amber Warnings for Strong Winds and High Waves in Malaga

Today, Malaga is expected to experience severe winds and towering waves, resulting in two amber warnings issued by Spain’s Aemet weather agency.


An amber warning has been declared for wind gusts reaching up to 90 km/h in the city, Costa del Sol, and Valle del Guadalhorce areas, effective from dawn to dusk (6 AM to midnight).

In addition, an amber alert has been issued for coastal hazards in the same areas, from 7 AM to 12 PM, when the east winds will reach speeds of 60 to 70 km/h (force 8) and waves will measure 4 to 5 meters. This alert follows the yellow warning from Thursday morning, which warned of easterly winds at 50 to 60 km/h (force 7) and waves of 3 to 4 meters.


Friday Weather Alerts

The state weather agency forecasts overcast skies in the western third of the province on Friday, with the chance of light precipitation, while the rest of the areas will have cloudy conditions, with high clouds appearing in the afternoon. Temperatures will decrease, with frost in high elevations, and the snow level will be between 1,200 to 1,400 meters. In Malaga city, temperatures will range from a low of 11C to a high of 14C. The maximum temperatures in the area will generally remain around 14 or 15 degrees, except in Ronda where they are expected to not exceed 8 degrees.


Saturday Forecast

The instability will persist on Saturday, with Aemet issuing another amber warning for coastal hazards in Malaga city, Costa del Sol, and Valle del Guadalhorce due to east and north easterly winds of 60 to 70 km/h (force 8) and waves of 4 to 5 meters. A yellow warning has also been declared for strong winds throughout the day, with gusts of up to 70 km/h from an easterly wind. The western half of the province will have cloudy skies, with the possibility of light rainfall, while the rest of the area will have a mix of clouds, with high clouds being the dominant feature. Minimum temperatures will not vary much, and maximum temperatures will increase. The snow level will be approximately 1,200 meters.




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