Costa Del Sol weather WARNING: Spain on alert for HUGE STORMS in Valencia and Barcelona

Spain’s meteorological agency, Agencia Estatal de Meteorología (AEMET), has warned of persistent storms and flash flooding today.

The country has been hit by severe storms since Thursday, with red and yellow weather warnings in place for the east to northeast of Spain.

Today red warnings remain in place for Aragon, Teruel, Tarragona and Castello, whilst Mallorca and Valencia have orange alerts.

BBC Weather took to Twitter to warn of the severe weather writing: “Further severe storms today between Valencia and Barcelona.

“On Saturday it’s the Costa Del Sol that will be at greatest risk of widespread storms and flash #flooding.”

AEMET warn of strong and persistent precipitations and state that traditional holiday hotspots will be soaked with heavy rain, thunderstorms, strong winds and high waves.

Waves could reach up to four-metres in some coastal areas.

Conditions are expected to last until Sunday when the weather system will pass west of the Peninsula, however, meteorologists remain uncertain of the storm’s actual trajectory.

Rain will be very strong locally and persist until the end of today including torrential rain in points of the Valencian Community.

Accumulations in the province of Castellón and surrounding areas could exceed 7.8inches in 12 hours and could even reach 11.8 inches in some areas.

The rainfall will begin to decrease from south to north in the rest of the country throughout Friday.

Heading into Saturday, AEMET predicts the storm will move to the southwest, placing the highest probability of precipitation strong and persistent still in the Valencian Community.

This will also trigger heavy rains in the Region of Murcia and in the Andalusian Mediterranean area, where they could be very strong.

On Sunday, AEMET says the weather system will begin to disperse, however, there is considerable uncertainty as to it’s true trajectory.

The Spanish weather service also predicts that the precipitations, which may be less intense, will mainly affect the southern half of the peninsula, to the southeast and southwest.

During this episode, heavy rain and storms will also occur in other parts of the Peninsula and Balearic Islands.

Although they may be strong, the weather system will have by Sunday lost a lot of its strength.

Temperatures are also expected to drop dramatically across the country.

The scale of the temperature dropping will be seen most dramatically in Andalucia, where the provinces of Huelva, Sevilla, Cadiz, Cordoba, Jaen and Granada could see a 10C drop from one day to the next.