The Foreign Office has issued an urgent warning for British tourists travelling to Spain.

Nearly 19 million British nationals visited Spain last year , with most visits being trouble-free.

But Spain’s meteorological office (AEMET) has issued an “extreme risk” weather warning for the following provinces: Teruel, Albacete, Murcia, Barcelona, Girona, Tarragona, Valencia, Alicante and Castellon.

The Balearics, Almeria, Granada and Jaen are also on high alert.

A beautiful beach in Magaluf surrounded by hotel complexes, which is a popular tourist destination. Pic: Andy Commins 14/06/17

High winds and snowfall may cause road closures and disruption to transport services.

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Tourists are being advised to check the Spanish Civil Protection Unit ( @proteccioncivil ) for precautionary advice on the area you’re visiting and see information about the weather warning  here .

If you’re in the area you should exercise caution and follow the advice of the local authorities.

Similarly, damage caused by flash flooding earlier in 2019 continues to affect some areas in the south of the Alicante and Murcia regions, causing some disruption to local transport and secondary road closures.

If you’re in these areas, you should follow the advice of the local authorities.