In photos: Spain hit by worst “cold drop” in a decade

Eleven provinces have received a warning for “rain and intense, generalized and persistent storms” for Friday. In this photo, a dog wears a raincoat in Dénia in Alicante.
Eleven provinces have received a warning for “rain and intense, generalized and persistent storms” for Friday. In this photo, a dog wears a raincoat in Dénia in Alicante.Juan Carlos Cárdenas (EFE)
Spain’s national weather service AEMET forecasts that the extreme conditions are likely to ease by Sunday, although their trajectory is still uncertain.This image shows flooding in Dénia in Alicante.
Spain’s national weather service AEMET forecasts that the extreme conditions are likely to ease by Sunday, although their trajectory is still uncertain.This image shows flooding in Dénia in Alicante.Juan Carlos Cárdenas (EFE)
A worker posts a note telling customers the business is closed because of the extreme weather.
A worker posts a note telling customers the business is closed because of the extreme weather.Domenech Castelló (EFE)
While the gota fría – or “cold drop,” a term used to describe a sudden fall in temperatures along the east coast caused by the arrival of very cold polar air – is “typical” of Spanish falls in the Mediterranean, AEMET says a drop of this intensity has not occurred since October 2008. In this photo, a man wades through a flooded street in Dénia in Alicante.
While the gota fría – or “cold drop,” a term used to describe a sudden fall in temperatures along the east coast caused by the arrival of very cold polar air – is “typical” of Spanish falls in the Mediterranean, AEMET says a drop of this intensity has not occurred since October 2008. In this photo, a man wades through a flooded street in Dénia in Alicante.Juan Carlos Cárdenas (EFE)
A group of people takes shelter from the rain in Valencia, which is on orange alert for heavy rain caused by the “cold drop.”
A group of people takes shelter from the rain in Valencia, which is on orange alert for heavy rain caused by the “cold drop.”Mónica Torres
A car drives through a flooded street in Valencia.
A car drives through a flooded street in Valencia.Kai Foersterling (EFE)
The ocean boardwalk in front of Malvarrosa beach in Valencia.
The ocean boardwalk in front of Malvarrosa beach in Valencia.Kai Försterling (EFE)
People in Valencia carry umbrellas and use raincoats to protect themselves from the heavy downpours. The Valencia region received 1,906 emergency calls between 11pm last night and 6am today.
People in Valencia carry umbrellas and use raincoats to protect themselves from the heavy downpours. The Valencia region received 1,906 emergency calls between 11pm last night and 6am today.Mónica Torres
An artichoke farm covered with water in Valencia.
An artichoke farm covered with water in Valencia.Kai Foersterling (EFE)
People crowd in the doorway of a building in Valencia.
People crowd in the doorway of a building in Valencia.Mónica Torres
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