More than 40 mm of precipitation fell in 1 hour, causing flash floods in parts of southern Spain in the early morning of 25 August 2021. On the eve in the south-east of France as a result of a storm in a short period more than 100 mm of precipitation fell, causing floods in the department of Var.
According to Météo-France, on August 24, their rain sensors recorded 81.3 mm in Vovenargue, near Bouches-du-Rhône, nearly 3 times the average monthly amount for August at that station. In just 1 hour, 58 mm fell.
In the city of Pignans in the department of Var, which was severely affected by flooding, hail and heavy rains with a total intensity of more than 100 mm fell. The city was completely closed to traffic after the streets were flooded with mud and flood waters 30 cm deep, police said.
More than 100 firefighters were deployed to the area and conducted 110 operations. A total of 22 families were relocated from the flooded houses. According to the mayor of Pignanse Fernand Brune, there are no injured or wounded.
Elsewhere in France, floods and torrential rains damaged the Salon-de-Provence hospital in the Bouches-du-Rhône department, but there were no casualties.
Flash floods occurred in Spain on August 25 after storms hit the southern regions of the country, bringing intermittent heavy rains in the early hours.
Flash floods swept through Burunchel and surrounding areas in the province of Jaén, Andalusia. Cars were smashed and houses were flooded. The roads were sunk in mud and debris. However, no casualties were reported. Authorities said several roads were closed to traffic on 25 August.
In Cazorla in the province of Jaén, Andalusia, 45 mm of precipitation fell in 1 hour.