Spain weather warning as seven regions placed on orange alert for Storm Denise

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Storm Denise has Spain braced for impact with weather officials forced to place several regions on orange alert. Forecasters believe the storm will pound the Spanish coast with hurricane-force winds while bringing some unusual conditions. Sky-high waves, extreme winds, rain and more will batter up to seven regions over the next 24 hours.The regions under orange alerts include Aragon, Asturias, the Balearic Islands, Cantabria, Catalonia, Galicia and the Basque Country.While each area has the same coloured warning, they won’t experience the same threat.Spanish meteorological agency Aemet expects a mixture of conditions ranging from extreme winds to heavy snow.Asturias and the Basque Country lie in the storm’s path on the Cantabrian coast, placing them at a high impact risk from severe winds.READ MORE: New maps show parts of Britain to be hit by wintry showers in daysWinds will also accelerate across the Balearic archipelago and, to a lesser degree, across Spain’s central regions.Aemet has introduced an orange warning for “adverse coastal phenomena”, causing wind speeds to reach between 37mph and 46.6mph (60 and 75kmh).Waves could reach heights of four metres, while swells nearly double this, towering between seven and eight metres.Aragon, further inland on the northeast, is in the path of Denise’s snowy front.DON’T MISSAemet has placed seven central Spanish areas inside a yellow warning, with wind reaching speeds between 43mph and 49mph (70kmh and 80kmh).Those areas include:AndalusiaCastilla y LeonCastilla La ManchaCommunity of MadridCommunity of NavarraLa RiojaValencian CommunityAdditional reporting by Maria Ortega.

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