Residents of Madrid have been advised to stay indoors as heavy rains hit Spain.

Residents of Madrid have been advised to stay indoors as heavy rains hit Spain.

As heavy downpours and storms hit areas of Spain, the mayor of Madrid urged everyone to stay indoors.

In the Madrid area, Toledo province, and the city of Cadiz, the national weather service AEMET has issued a maximum red alert, indicating possible extreme hazard, for Sunday.

It predicted that in 12 hours, Madrid might receive up to 120 liters of precipitation per square meter.
“Due to the exceptional and abnormal situation, in which rainfall records will be broken, I ask the people of Madrid to stay at home today,” Mayor Jose Luis Martinez-Almeida of Madrid said on X (previously Twitter) on Sunday.
Even as ominous clouds gathered above Madrid on a Sunday afternoon, commuters continued to stream into the city’s streets.

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42-year-old Manuel Loro, a resident of Madrid, thinks the red alert is a good idea. Avoid driving today; it’s for the best. We’ll leave sooner because it’s going to be at its peak around six o’clock.
Madrid’s emergency services alerted locals via text message about the potential for flooding and asked that people stay indoors.

Atletico Madrid’s match against Sevilla that was scheduled to take place that night at Madrid’s Wanda Metropolitano stadium was postponed after a warning was issued.
After 215 liters per square meter of rain fell in the past 24 hours in Alcanar, Tarragona, on the east coast of Spain, emergency services have also confined inhabitants to their homes owing to floods.

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