The bodies of two deceased canyoning passengers were rescued by members of the Guardia Civil de Panticosa (Huesca) after receiving an alarm call at around 2:00 p.m. this Saturday, sources from the armed institute in the area confirm, reports report Patricia Ortega Dolz. The event, which coincided with the storms and torrential rains that the isolated high-altitude area (dana) – a pocket of air in the upper layers of the atmosphere – leaves in its wake across the country, occurred in the Gorgol Gorge in Tramacastilla de Tena, where the members of the Special Mountain Intervention Rescue Group (Greim) moved. “Two people died for reasons that are still unclear, possibly by drowning,” said Huesca Civil Guard sources. The investigation remains open.
The mayor of Sallent de Gállego, Jesús Gericó (PP), regrets the “death” and the “tragedy”, but points out that “in weather conditions like today [por este sábado]“It is not advisable to go into a ravine”, alluding to this ravine which acts as a natural drain for the harbor as it directs the water that falls at the highest points and may have suffered a severe flood. Gericó also remembers that there were information boards on the A-136 with warnings about “danger of strong storms” and that even the Valle de Tena Trail planned for that Saturday had been closed. The rains left up to 100 liters per square meter at the end of the valley.
A group of people seek refuge from the heavy rain in Valencia this Saturday. Juan Carlos Cardenas (EFE)A car drives in the rain on a street in Castellón on Saturday.Paco Poyato (Europa Press)A pedestrian walks along the zebra crossing on a street in Pamplona (Navarra) this Saturday.Alvaro Barrientos (AP)A street in Pamplona was flooded on Thursday.Europe Press (CITY POLICE)Two people walk through the rain in Madrid this Saturday. Carlos Luján (Europa Press)A cyclist rides along the Palma promenade this Saturday. Clara Margais (dpa / picture Alliance / Getty)A car drives in the rain this Saturday in Castellón.Paco Poyato (Europa Press)View of the promenade of Palma (Mallorca) with people with parasols, this Saturday. Clara Margais (dpa/picture Alliance/Getty)Two pilgrims walking the Way of St. James arrive in Pamplona this Saturday.Villar López (EFE)People with umbrellas in the center of Pamplona (Navarra), this Saturday. Villar Lopez (EFE)Two pedestrians cross a zebra crossing in Pamplona on Friday. Alvaro Barrientos (AP)Several people seek shelter from a storm that hit Logroño in just five minutes, forcing the cancellation of Quique González’s concert as part of the Muwi festival, which took place on Friday at the Bodegas Franco-Españolas in Logroño. RAQUEL MANZANARES (EFE)
This is the most serious event related to persistent rainfall, heavy or very heavy in many areas, accompanied by storms that will be felt throughout Spain this Saturday, with the exception of the Canary Islands and Ceuta. Rainfall has decreased in parallel with temperatures, which have fallen by up to 10 ° C compared to Friday. Sixteen municipalities are on alert, with level orange warnings, the second on a scale of three, nine of them in the Balearic Islands, Castile and León, Castile-La Mancha, Catalonia, Madrid, Navarre, the Basque Country, La Rioja and the Valencian Community and in Melilla.
Rainfall this afternoon was concentrated in the northeast, especially in Navarre, where “ten stations have already measured more than 70 liters, some even in the mid-100s”, emphasizes the state meteorological agency (Aemet). A lot of water also fell in the Valencian Community, where the pre-emergency state remains activated due to heavy rains in Castellón and the Valencia coast. By 8 p.m., according to the Valencian Association of Meteorology (Avamet), 189 liters had been collected in Borriol, 158 in Vilafamés; 130 in Pobla de Tornesa; 107 in Betxí and 101 in Tírig, all towns in Castellón, where five people trapped in their cars had to be rescued in the municipalities of Onda, Betxí and Borriol.
In addition, there were tree falls in Vila-real and Onda, an inspection of the facades in Borriana and Onda, where a balcony collapsed, and a drain in Albocàsser. He was also involved in four vegetation fires caused by lightning strikes in trees in Borriol, Onda, Vila Real and Almassora. A total of 15 interventions were made from the Castellón Provincial Fire Brigade Consortium to 4 p.m. and no one was injured.
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Rainfall is also reportedly heavy in Catalonia, where the storm is moving south of Tarragona into the regions around the Ebro Delta and the Ports de Besseit massif Clara Blanchar. He Meteorological Service of Catalonia (Meteocat) has reported “virtually torrential intensity” at the Ports station, where almost 40 liters have accumulated in 30 minutes. The agency has warned that rainfall is increasing and there are several cases of rainfall exceeding 20 liters in half an hour, for example in Mas de Barberans (Montsià region) with 33.1. In the afternoon and evening, according to Aemet forecasts, there is also “the likelihood of very heavy showers in areas in the center of the peninsula, especially in the Community of Madrid and the northern half of Castile-La Mancha.”
Early in the morning, Logroño was hit by a storm that flooded parts of the L0-20, secondary roads, streets and roundabouts. He The city council has stepped up Emergency equipment and emphasizes that “other than flooding or traffic jams, there have been no serious incidents”. Last night there was another heavy downpour in the capital of Rioja forced Quique González to interrupt his performance and the remaining concerts of the Muwi Festival.
In Andalusia, two more lightning strikes caused fires in Gádor (Almería) and Frigiliana (Málaga), while a small tornado occurred in the Ebro Delta and a seabed turned into another small tornado as it made landfall in Torremolinos (Málaga). hit caused Property damage to a hammock area and a beach bar Beach In addition, gargoyles occurred off the beaches of Xilxes and Grao de Borriana (Castellón).
Danas are particularly difficult phenomena to predict because a slight change in their position can alter the intensity and distribution of predicted rainfall. For this reason, Aemet asks the population to pay attention to the updated weather forecast during the return to road operations.
In the next few hours, explains Aemet, it will move through the west of the peninsula until it reaches the Gulf of Cadiz on Sunday and there will be an intense flow of air from the east that will provide further fuel in the form of maritime humidity and will favor the production of abundant rainfall throughout the year. Second day in large parts of the peninsula. The lowest chance of rain will be in Catalonia and other areas in the northeast of the peninsula, while the “highest probability and intensity of rain” will be in the southeast quadrant and center of the peninsula.
In the morning “the most affected area will be the southeast, especially Valencia, Alicante and Murcia”. In the afternoon the worst will be “in the center of the peninsula, most likely in Madrid and Toledo, where cumulative totals could reach or exceed 80 liters”. Water can cause chaos in Madrid, where during the last severe floods last December, with subway entrances converted into waterfalls and lobbies to swimming pools, flooded tunnels and numerous flooded streets and access roads, barely 10.3 liters fell in an hour. “From here [sábado a las 18.00] At dawn on Monday, the southern half of the Community of Madrid (including the capital) and the east of the province of Toledo may receive as much rain as it has so far in all of 2023. In the capital it was 145 liters and in Toledo 119 since January 1. January”, Aemet spokesman Rubén del Campo warned on Twitter.
Eleven municipalities will be on alert, with an orange notice in the Balearic Islands, Castile-La Mancha, Catalonia, Madrid, the Valencian Community of Murcia and Melilla. As for temperatures, temperatures will not reach 30° anywhere in the country. The highest values will occur in parts of the Mediterranean and the Northeast, but in the rest the maximum values will be around 25° or even 20°. Very strong wind gusts are also expected in the eastern half, and poor sea conditions prevail in the Mediterranean.
Uncertainty increases on Monday. The most likely scenario is that the center of the phenomenon will shift westward across the Atlantic, so rainfall will decrease in the east of the peninsula and the Balearic Islands, but it is “likely that the unstable environment will continue, with showers and.” Storms, in the middle western and central zone, where they may be locally strong or persistent, especially in the first half of the day.” There are no more oranges on the warning map, but yellow, the lowest level, remains in the Balearic Islands, Castile and León, Castile-La Mancha, Catalonia, the Community of Madrid, the Basque Country and the Community of Valencia.
There may still be very strong wind gusts with an easterly component on the eastern peninsula and the Balearic Islands and rough seas in the Mediterranean. What there will be is “a clear trend towards recovery in temperatures”, with a return to normal values expected in early September. The first storm of the meteorological autumn will be over by Tuesday.