On Thursday, the Spanish island of Menorca was batterred by severe autumn storms that saw tourists and locals alike running for cover to avoid being swept away by flash floods. The Spanish region has been decimated by adverse weather in recent days as hailstones the size of eggs rained down on the northern Spanish region of Aragon.
Storms have affected a wide area of Spain following weeks of scorching sunshine, and Mahon in Menorca suffered more than 50 litres per square metre of rainfall in the space of a few hours.
Last night, the freak weather hit the South Costa Blanca town of Torrevieja overnight, as thunderous rain poured in to streets causing havoc and mayhem. At the height of the storm Proyecto Mastral reported that 70 litres of water per metre had fallen in some areas, with the most intense rainfall occurring around 2:00am.
The rain fell with such force that some local residents could not sleep because of the noise. Those that did manage to get some sleep woke this morning to the muddy aftermath, and with more stormy weather on the way people are urged to prepare for the weather, prepare for possible power cuts, and to take extra care on the roads.