Dramatic overnight storms along the Costa del Sol last night brought chaos to many towns

Unprecedented hail storms caused the closure of several major and minor roads, including the main Fuengirola to Mijas route, as well as several in Bello Horizonte in Marbella.

Marbella’s fire service responded to 20 emergency calls overnight as the storm raged, with driving conditions described by one motorist as ‘insanely loud, relentless hail delivered by industrial jet washers!’

The Spanish Meterological Office (AEMET) warns that the Orange alert will  be in place until 18.00 with continuing heavy rain. The forecast for Sunday, however, is for sunshine.

Main photo. Jacob Vogh