High Coastal & Inland Winds

All over Granada, strong gusting winds prevailed last night and this morning, hindering firefighters inland this morning, as well as carving away beaches .

GRA LEC Durcal Fire 27AG23Consequently, on beaches all along the Costa Tropical, red flags were flying, warning bathers to keep out of the water, if their common sense hadn’t already come to the same conclusion.

If you wanted to swim this morning, then a swimming pool was your best option.

This strong wind from the West, gusting up to 70 kph, brought with it cooler weather, thank God, man thought – the two previous days felt like the hottest during the whole summer, even if they weren’t in reality.

Inland the wind also took its toll, propelling strollers along the streets but the worst of it is how it is affecting firefighters after a second fire within the municipality of Dúrcal, reported at 13.05h and simultaneously a fire in Órgiva, which was reported earlier this morning at 11.39h.

Deployments for these fire are:

Two firefighter squads
One light helicopter
One fire truck

Three helicopters (one heavy, one medium and one light)
Two water-bomber, single-engine planes
Two firefighter units and one specialist firefighter unit, in all totalling 36 personnel

(News/Noticias: Orgiva, Alpujarra, Durcal, Valle de Lecrin, Costa Tropical, Granada Andalucia)

  1 comment for “High Coastal & Inland Winds

  1. Patrick Barry Storey
    August 28, 2023 at 6:01 pm

    There goes another few million in beach sand and proms. Great money spinner. Twice a year minimum.

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