The storms cause havoc on the coast

Storms and high winds in the Pitiüses have caused havoc around the coast, with several boats breaking free from their moorings and left stranded on the beaches.

In addition, establishments with outdoor furniture suffered badly during the first winter storm to rage across the islands. Many had to recover their furniture from the sea. The storm continued throughout Saturday, but was losing strength as the hours passed.

The Meteorological Agency (Aemet) declared a yellow alert in the Balearics warning of the risk of high winds, heavy rain and adverse coastal phenomena. On Saturday, the forecast warned of the possibility of more rainfall that could be locally heavy or persistent and that would be combined with a substantial drop in temperatures.

In fact, the Meteorological Agency extended their alerts to 20 Spanish provinces and warned that some could become red alerts in the end, particularly in the case of the Canary Islands, which could suffer winds up to 130 km per hour driving strong waves.

Meanwhile, the provinces of Girona, Tarragona, Castellón and Valencia were held on orange alerts yesterday, with significant risks of storms, winds and coastal phenomena.

Besides Eivissa and Formentera, the yellow alert covers the rest of the Balearic archipelago and the provinces of Cádiz, Málaga, Huesca, Teruel, Zaragoza, Fuerteventura, Lanzarote, Tenerife, Soria, Barcelona, Lleida, Ceuta, Alicante, A Coruña, Pontevedra and La Rioja.

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