A huge thunder and lightning storm hit Nerja overnight, causing localised flooding and damage in the town. Málaga province is on Orange Alert until 2pm after a weekend of heavy rains caused chaos in the region, with roads closed, streets flooded and a mini-tornado was reported at Málaga airport.

Last night’s storm went on through the night with more than 54mm of rain falling (2 inches). The rainfall was at its heaviest at around 7am falling at a rate of 100mm (4 inches) an hour.

At Burriana the rivers down to the beach flooded washing away part of the promenade at the western end of the beach and damaging the footbridge. The beach itself has been washed away in places and there are piles of bamboo driftwood and rubbish at the waterline and out to sea.

In other parts of Nerja, drain covers have been blown off with the strength of the storm water and there are reports of some flooding in basements.

Light rain is forecast to continue until the evening, with dry weather returning for the rest of the week.

More photos will be added to this page during the day.

A Small Lake At Burriana Beach

A Small Lake At Burriana Beach

Driftwood On Burriana Beach

Driftwood On Burriana Beach

Rubbish Bin Washed Out To Sea At Burriana

Rubbish Bin Washed Out To Sea At Burriana

Beach Washed Away In Front Of Rincon del Sol, Burriana

Beach Washed Away In Front Of Rincon del Sol, Burriana

Business As Usual At Ayos

Business As Usual At Ayos

Road Washed Away On The Rio Chillar

Road Washed Away On The Rio Chillar

River Crossing Completely Gone At El Playazo

River Crossing Completely Gone At El Playazo

Debris On Torrecilla Beach (And Rainbow)

Debris On Torrecilla Beach (And Rainbow)

Sand Washes Away At The Ramp At Torrecilla Beach

Sand Washes Away At The Ramp At Torrecilla Beach

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Derek's been moaning about the rain here and he wants to go to Nerja. Can you send him some pics of your rain. delboy***@aol.com P.S.enter my name in the subject or you may get spammed! See you soon Dee
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