The forecasts of the State Meteorological Agency (Aemet), which warned that a cold air mass could give way to an Isolated Depression at High Levels (DANA) in the southern peninsula, have been confirmed.
The Aemet issued two orange warnings for episodes of heavy rain in the Region of Murcia. According to the network of rain gauges of the Segura Hydrographic Confederation (CHS), 87.6 l/m² of rain fell in Rambla Salada; up to 83.6 l/m² in Canteras, Cartagena, and 78.4 l/m² in Rambla de Benipila, also in Cartagena.
Despite their intensity, the rains did not cause significant damage in the Murcian countryside.
According to estimates by the COAG and UPA agricultural organizations, the rainfall exceeded 50 l/m² in the Vega Alta region. The rains, which at no time were very strong or torrential, were generally beneficial for the field, stated Antonio Moreno, UPA's head of stone fruit at the national and European level. "We'll have to wait two or three days to check to what extent the humidity could harm the most sensitive crops, such as apricots," stated Moreno.
"However, there's going to be a halt in the harvest because the state of the land will prevent workers from carrying out their tasks appropriately until tomorrow or Wednesday," he added.