Torrential rains have caused widespread disruption across much of the east coast of Spain, as red, amber and yellow weather warnings remain in place.
Schools were closed in the Valencian region, with thousands of pupils having the day off from school. Forecasters have said this is the worst rainfall in a decade, with nearly 200 litres per square metre falling over a twelve hour period.
Roads were also blocked by the rains, and two flights into Valencia airport were diverted to Alicante.
Red, amber and yellow weather warnings remain in place for today, with warnings issued for torrential rain, thunder, wind and rough seas.
The next British Ambassador to Spain has been announced by the UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
Hugh Elliott, who is currently the Director of Communication for the Department for Exiting the European Union, has been appointed Ambassador to Spain and Non-Resident Ambassador to Andorra.
He will take over the role from the incumbent Ambassador, Simon Manley CMG, next summer.
A 16-month-old baby died on Wednesday after getting entangled in a curtain blind in Madrid.
In what is being treated as a tragic accident, it’s understood the infant suffocated after trying to climb out of his cot.
Parents are being reminded to always ensure that children’s rooms are without cords or strings that could lead to accidental injury or death.