Torrential rain swept through the southern Spanish regions of Andalucia and Murcia on Friday, washing away cars and forcing hundreds of residents to evacuate their homes.
Among the dead are two children who were found drowned in a car in Puerto Lumbreras in Murcia, and an elderly man who was found dead near the town's cemetery, Spanish national radio reported.
Sascha Williams reports:
More top news
Ridge of high pressure will settle conditions for many tomorrow, however from the west more rain will arrive and the wind will pick back up
High winds have caused chaos on the roads and railway, brought down trees, grounded planes, while toppling lorries and a bus.
The nature of Ian Stewart's killing of his fiancee Helen Bailey and plot to evade detection raised doubts about the death of his wife Diane.