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Unleashed Fury of Mini Tornado Transforms Marbella into a Spectacle as Violent Storms Ravage Costa

December 31, 2023
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Mini Tornado Hits Marbella, Uprooting Trees and Causing Havoc

In a shocking turn of events, a mini tornado swept through Marbella, causing significant damage. The extreme weather event was captured in dramatic footage that showed trees being uprooted and carried through the air. The fierce storms originated in the Campo de Gibraltar and moved east, hitting Marbella around 4.30pm on Monday afternoon.

Heavy Rainfall and Debris in the Air

The tornado brought with it heavy rainfall, causing trees to be uprooted and debris to float through the air. Social media platforms were flooded with footage of the extreme weather event. One video in particular showed an entire palm tree being uprooted and carried through the air, highlighting the severity of the storm.

State Meteorological Agency Issues Yellow Alert

The State Meteorological Agency (AEMET) issued a yellow alert for rain in the province of Malaga on Monday. The alert was a warning of the impending extreme weather conditions. The bulk of the rainfall was forecast from 6pm, but AEMET activated the yellow alert on the Costa del Sol at 4pm, indicating the urgency of the situation.

Storm Formation and Impact

Meteorologist Juan Antonio Salado explained that the storm formed in the Campo de Gibraltar and rolled across the Costa del Sol. The small tornado affected several areas, including the Santa Marta neighborhood, where it caused trees to fall on San Antonio street and surrounding areas.

Damage Across Marbella

The impact of the tornado was felt across Marbella, with significant damage reported on Antonio Maiz Viñals avenue and the Parque de la Represa. The extreme weather event caused chaos and destruction, leaving the city to deal with the aftermath of the mini tornado.

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