I could not resist putting on a link to the story here on the Olive Press site.

The bad weather has returned again. Windy and rainy this afty.

Jacqui and I recently went away for a short break to Tenerife. When we left there was wet and windy weather. Now when we have returned there is wet and windy weather.

I think this is one of the worst winters for weather we have seen in the more than 10 years we have lived here. I guess that at least we have not had any snow this winter. Unlike 2005.

Hopefully things will start improving soon.

Weather warning - 5 March 2018

It has been raining all morning and it looks like it will be pretty windy later. According to the weather warning here on the Sol Times site.

Been busy with a golf competition the last few days so have not had much opportunity to post here. Have had a look around various sites but it seems like a period of slow news at the moment.

The only thing I can mention is that it looks like it will be 11 m/s wind on Sunday afternoon. Great for the windsurfers. However, I am not sure they will like the 1cm of rain that is forecast for Sunday.

It is then forecast to be windy with a small amount of rain from Monday to Wednesday. After that the wind drops again, thank goodness. Maximum temperatures are not much higher than 16 degrees so it will feel a little cold I guess.

Not too much sleep in our place last night due to the wind. The effect of the Christmas pudding, mince pies, brandy sauce and sage & onion stuffing probably had a bit of an impact. However storm Bruno had a bigger one.

So far we have not had any rain. However the windows and shutters were rattling a lot overnight. Plus there are white horses on the sea now even though the wind has dropped a little.

We were thinking of going out for a bike ride today. No chance of that now.

Our lovely late autumn sunshine seems to have disappeared.

This morning I woke up to wet and windy winter weather. The rain has slowed down a bit in the last few minutes. However the yr.no forecast has not very nice weather all day.

Sea fret - 22 October 17

What a time we have had with the weather recently. It feels like we have had 3 seasons in 5 days.

Last Wednesday I posted a picture of a winter looking hailstorm. Yesterday I posted a picture from Friday of the golf course in the sunshine with snow on the mountains. This could have been the beginning of summer as the snow does not normally disappear until around June. Today we woke up to the sight of typical autumn sea fret covering the golf course.

It is still reasonably warm though. Our indoor/outdoor thermometer is registering 22.4 degrees from the sensor hung in the shade on our terrace wall.

Hail - 18 October 17

Wow - summer is gone. This is a picture of the hail storm earlier this morning. As well as hail, rain and strong winds we also had a power cut.

Just before the storm started we heard a rocket go off. I guess this was the management of the golf course telling all off the long stay swedes and hotel guests to get off the course.

The only good thing about it is the golf course has been crying out for some rain for some time. So I guess the weather will cool down the greens and help the grass grow a bit.

We should be expecting a warmer, drier autumn this year according to the article here on the Olive Press site.

No fans on in the bedroom overnight and we even have a duvet cover on the bed (without a duvet of course).

Plus the early morning temperature on our terrace is only 22 degrees. The real temperature is probably less than this as the thermometer is on the wall so is probably showing some stored heat from the wall.

Summer is nearly over and most of the swimming pools in the urbanisations in Almerimar are closed or will close soon.

It will soon be time for me to cover up my white legs again until next summer.

As you can see from the story here on the Euro Weekly News site we are feeling a bit hot at the moment.

Over the last couple of weeks I have been complaining a bit that it has been first very hot followed by days of windy weather in Almerimar.

Having just taken a look at the article here on the Olive Press site about the hail storm in the province of Murcia a couple of days ago perhaps I do not have too much to complain about.


Just picked this up off the Spectrum FM Facebook page....

"Summer on the way as southern Spain set to bask in 30C-plus temperatures

THE Costa del Sol is expected to sizzle this weekend, but temperatures of up to 32°C could spell bad news for sun-worshippers.
With the mercury set to soar, experts from state weather agency AEMET have warned that the searing heat will trigger dangerously high UV levels from Thursday.
The blast of heat will see thousands of people hitting the beach, but members of the public are advised to stay out of the sun from 2-5pm and drink plenty of water.
Hot southerly winds are forecast from Friday, with temperatures set to rocket into the thirties on Saturday and Sunday before cooling as the weekend draws to a close."
Source: Euro Weekly Newspaper


It has suddenly got hot around here. It is now in the 20s in the shade on our terrace when I get up on a morning. The lightweight duvet has reappeared now and the winter duvet has gone away. Summer is approaching.

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