Madrid, Jan 20 (EFE).- The thaw, the risk of avalanches, the strong waves and the wind gain prominence in the face of the heavy snowfall in recent days and keep ten communities on orange or yellow alert, reports the State Agency for Meteorology on its website.
In the northern half of the peninsula, the community of Cantabria and in Burgos, León and Palencia (Castilla y León) have activated the yellow level (risk) due to thaws, while in Navarra, also in yellow, there is a strong danger of avalanches due to recent snow and wind plates.
In Aragon there is a yellow alert for the risk of avalanches at points in the Pyrenees, as well as a yellow warning for lows between 6 and 8 degrees below zero and for gusts of wind.
On the shores of the Mediterranean, the Balearic Islands maintain an orange warning (significant risk) in Menorca due to west and southwest winds of 60 to 70 km/h (force 8) turning north and waves of 4 to 5 meters (the maximum wave can reach 8-9 m), while in the Valencian Community there is an orange level due to gusts of wind of 100 km/h in Castellón.
Catalonia continues in orange due to coastal phenomena in the province of Girona with winds from the north and northwest of 60 to 70 km/h (force 8) and occasionally waves of 4 to 5 meters; In Lleida there is a strong danger of avalanches above 2,000 meters due to recent snow and wind sheets, and at high levels of the Pyrenees minimum temperatures between 6-10 degrees below zero are expected.
In Andalusia, the Region of Murcia, the Canary Islands and the city of Melilla, the yellow level persists due to adverse coastal phenomena or strong wind.
Aemet warns that with the orange alert there is a significant meteorological risk, with a certain degree of danger for the usual activities, and with the yellow alert there is no meteorological risk for the population in general, although there is for some specific activity.