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It was an unprecedented 24 hours from May 3 (18:00 UTC), as major cities in Spain registered 201.



1 mm (7.91 inches) of rain, representing the largest 24-hour May rainfall since records began in 1871.

This consequently led to floods that caused traffic delays, and closed at least 4 tunnels and the metro system, according to local media.1

Valencia’s fire department reported it had carried out several rescue operations where people were trapped in their cars in heavily flooded areas.

Hail and heavy rain caused flooding and damage in parts of the Murcia Region after around 30 mm (1.18 inches) of rain fell in just 1 hour, causing floods in Caravaca de la Cruz. Emergency services (112 Murcia) responded to 48 weather-related incidents, including 6 rescues.2

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