Almerimar

I am unhappy to report the official news that winter has arrived in Almerimar. I have put a jumper on today. Plus we put our winter duvet on the bed last night.

Just checked and it is only 21.3 degrees on our terrace not long before noon.

The yr.no weather forecast for tomorrow says that the wind will get up to 18 m/s (almost 65 km/h).

It is windy in the morning, then extremely windy in the afternoon. Hold on to your hats.

https://www.lavozdealmeria.com/noticia/3/provincia/198130/aviso-naranja-almeria-no-se-salvara-este-sabado-de-la-ola-de-calor

Google translation:

Orange warning: Almería will not be saved this Saturday from the heat wave

From Sunday it is likely that the drop in temperatures will spread throughout the community

The State Meteorological Agency (AEMET) foresees the activation for tomorrow Saturday, August 1, between 12.00 and 21.00, of the orange warning for high temperatures in all the Andalusian provinces except in Cádiz, as reported by the 112 emergency service, attached to the Ministry of the Presidency, Public Administration and Interior of the Andalusian Government.

According to AEMET's prediction, temperatures of up to 42 degrees are expected in the Cordovan countryside, while in the three geographic areas of Jaén del Valle del Guadalquivir, Morena and Condado, and Cazorla the thermometer is forecast to rise to 41 degrees Celsius in the same time slot.

In Seville, the maximum temperatures expected will be up to 40 degrees both in the countryside and in the Sierra Sur, as well as in the Granada district of Guadix and Baza, while in the Genil Basin also in the province of Granada will reach 41 degrees.

In the coastal provinces, Huelva will reach 39 degrees, and up to 40 in Andévalo and Condado, while in Almería a maximum of 40 is foreseen in both Valle del Almanzora and Los Vélez, and in Nacimiento and Campo de Tabernas.

In the case of the province of Malaga, in the areas of Antequera and Ronda Aemet it predicts 40 degrees, one more than in Sol and Guadalhorce, where the state agency warns that 43 degrees may be reached in the interior of the Guadalhorce Valley and High nighttime temperatures with minimums around 27 degrees.

Andalusia are under the influence of a warm mass of African origin until Saturday morning, according to the Aemet alert in a special notice, which together with the strong and prolonged insolation typical of these dates, will lead to a heat wave situation.

As of Sunday, August 2, it is likely that the drop in temperatures will spread throughout the community, according to the forecast of the State Meteorological Agency.

Tip for high temperatures

To prevent the risks and adverse effects associated with heat, Emergencias 112 Andalucía provides a series of tips. These days we will be very aware of the elderly, babies and the chronically ill, as they are the most susceptible groups in the face of high temperatures. For this reason, they should insist on the periodic consumption of water, even if they do not feel thirsty.

As for food, it is best to take fruits, fresh vegetables, cold soups and gazpacho, as well as avoid drinking alcoholic beverages and large meals.

At home it is recommended to close the windows, curtains and blinds that are most exposed to the sun and turn on the fan or air conditioning; if you do not have it we will stay in the coolest rooms in the house.

When we go out, we should avoid doing it in the hottest hours and wear a cap and sunglasses, as well as sun protection for skin and light clothing and light fabrics. It is also not recommended to practice sports in the central hours of the day, it is preferable to do it first thing in the morning or late at night.

On our road trips, we will always carry a bottle of water and never, under any circumstances, will we leave anyone (not even pets) inside a closed car.

If you notice you have a severe headache, nausea, tachycardia, or any symptoms associated with heat, call 112 immediately, a free emergency phone number available 24 hours every day of the year.

 A good way to check for windy weather here is use the Windfinder site.
 
Go to the site below. Look at both the normal forecast and the super forecast. These use two different weather models. If both forecasts are similar then expect that weather. If there is a significant difference between the two then the forecast is a little unclear.
 
You can use the settings on the site to change the wind speed units of measure. My personal preference is m/s. To match the yr.no site. Anything above 8-9 m/s and playing golf is too difficult for me.
 

Apologies for not posting much for a while. This week is the week where the golfers play the annual Woodsly Cup competition. So I have been a little busy.

We are due to start playing at around 09:00 tomorrow.

We have had misty mornings here the last couple of days. Hopefully that will not happen tomorrow.

Snow On Mountains - 24 Oct 19

One of the benefits of the recent bad weather is that the snow is back on the mountains. Jacqui took this picture from the golf course this morning.

We had a strange liquid pouring from the sky overnight. It was also pretty windy as well.

I am in jeans, a long sleeved shirt and a jumper.

I guess our extended summer is now and truly over.

Autumn Mist - 28 Sep 19

We were up early this morning as we are playing in a golf competition in Almerimar. As you can see the autumn mist season has started now. I hope it clears in the next hour or so. So we can start the competition on time.

Mist - 17 July 19

Yesterday morning we were up reasonably early for us as we were playing a fun round of golf with friends at Playa Serena. This was the sight that greeted me when I looked out over our terrace. As you can see it was a bit misty.

As we made our way to Playa Serena through the greenhouses the mist lifted. However I understand that it lingered in Almerimar. As one of the people playing with us received a photo from his wife sometime around 11am showing the mist was still in Almerimar.

The article here on the La Voz de Almería has details of the impact of the upcoming heatwave on the province of Almería.

It looks like it will be hot but not as hot as some other parts of Spain.

Read More for a Google translation of the article.

The article here on the Olive Press site says that Spanish summer temperatures are due to rise from next week. Also, the temperature this summer is likely to be at least half a degree higher than average.