Ciarán, a high-impact storm, left a powerful storm in Spain with rain, the first significant snowfall in the mountains, wind gusts of up to 110km/h and maritime storms. This Thursday the worst of this storm, which came from the United Kingdom, is expected to have a strong impact on Galicia.
The explosive cyclogenesis left wind gusts reaching 140 km/h in some points such as Cedeira (A Coruña) or Muras (Lugo). The typhoon affected transportation services. Renfe decided on Wednesday afternoon to stop the circulation of the railway between Ourense-Vigo and A Coruña-Ferrol. There were also incidents at the airports, with several flights canceled in Santiago.
The State Meteorological Agency (Aemet) activated the warning on Thursday for the whole of Spain, except for the Canary Islands, due to rain, wind gusts of up to 110km/h and storms at sea, with a greater incidence in Galicia , where there is a red alert due to waves of 9 meters.
The risk from coastal events will be important on the coasts of Galicia (with a red alert in A Coruña), Asturias, Murcia, Balearic Islands, Ceuta, Melilla, Murcia and various provinces of the Basque Country, Valencian Community and Catalonia. The four provinces of Galicia also have a warning of rain, which can leave 40 liters per square meter in an hour in different areas, in addition to being on alert for danger in Huesca, Jaén, León, Guipúzcoa or Lérida.
The most relevant phenomenon is the strong westerly wind, with very strong gusts (over 70 km/h) in general, reaching 90 km/h in large areas in the north, within the peninsula and Balearic Islands, and can even exceed 100 km/h in high places and especially in parts of the Cantabrian coast and areas in the east and southeast of the peninsula.