The AEMET brings to light the surprising tornado risk map in Spain

Although it seems that tornadoes are a phenomenon more typical of the American continent or American movies, it is not as we think. The AEMET has warned of the risk of a tornado reaching Spain and it is greater than we had thought.

There are several tornadoes that have passed through Spain in recent centuries, such as the cyclone that devastated Madrid in May 1886. It left behind numerous damages and destruction, as well as 47 deaths.

So that the population can be prevented if this situation were to occur, the AEMET published a map a few years ago that establishes the risks of this happening in our country. It rates them in five categories: moderate, low to moderate, low, low to very low, and very low.

The tornado risk map in Spain.AEMET

Most of the Iberian Peninsula is dark blue, especially the center, covering communities such as Castilla y León, Community of Madrid, Castilla-La Mancha, the Basque Country, Aragon, and areas of Catalonia. This means that the risk of a tornado forming is very low.

However, there are areas on the map that are colored red, indicating a moderate risk of these phenomena. These areas are the province of Cádiz and part of Málaga, Mallorca, Tarragona, Barcelona, ​​Valencia and Castellón.

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