Now that summer is just about over I am starting to look at weather websites more often. Here are 3 of my favourites:

Yr.no Almerimar - my go to site for a general weather forecast

AEMet weather alerts - to see whether there are any weather warnings for the area

The Weather Channel Almerimar rain radar - you have to click on what looks like a little pile of paper in the menu then select radar  (as it defaults to showing clouds).

For the last couple of days the majority of weather websites were predicting rain for Almerimar today. This was still the case at around 9am this morning. So we made the decision to cancel Friday golf today.

It looks like we may have got it wrong.

The rain radar for this morning ended up showing that the showers went slightly to the west of us. Towards Guardias Viejas and Adra. However the Accuweather site was predicting rain in 5 minutes for Almerimar not long after 9:30am. So there must have been a last minute change in direction.

Then the next band of rain scheduled for between 11 and 12 seems to have dissipated.

It is now sunny and breezy at the moment. However various sites are saying there is a chance of rain this afternoon. I guess we will have to wait and see.

Mercadona Car Park -13 September 2018

The picture above shows 2 reasons why we know summer is at an end. Firstly, there are spaces in Mercadona car park. Secondly the sky is overcast in the photo.

There is an outside chance of rain today and a threat of more rain on Friday and Saturday.

Just before we went to bed last night the heavens opened. There was lots of thunder and lightning. Judging by the article here on the Euro Weekly News site Spain is going to see a lot of rain today.

Almerimar mist - 22 July 2018

Almerimar mist - 22 July 2018

Almerimar mist - 22 July 2018

It is not often that I am out of bed early enough to see early morning mist. Yesterday there was an official golf competition so I had an early morning start.

The alarm went off and I got up to make cups of tea at just after 7am. While making the tea I looked out of the window and it was very misty. By the time I had made the tea and switched on my phone the mist was starting to clear (top photo).

I was in a group that was second off the first tee in a shotgun start. As you can see there was still some mist hanging round and some dew on the ground not long before 9am yesterday.

The last few days here have been pretty sticky. There is not much breeze to keep you cool. My shirt was drenched by the end of the round yesterday.

The big weather news is that it rained overnight in Almerimar. I slept through most of it. However I think it was quite heavy and dirty. Our terrace was wet and sandy when I got up this morning,

Sea Fret - 15 June 18

UPDATED - Thanks to Karen D for giving me copies of some photos of the sea fret yesterday.

The weather is starting to heat up now. To the point that the warm air caused us to have some sea fret yesterday afternoon. This occurred a little when we were on the golf course in the middle of the afternoon. Later in the day it reached over the golf course and caused Calle Alcor (the road in front of the cliff) to be covered in mist.

We normally see the sea fret occurring in late spring so it has been delayed a bit this year.

Sadly I was very busy yesterday and did not get a chance to take a picture of the fret.

We have just returned from a week away in Ireland to find the strong winds continuing in Almerimar. When will the bad weather here ever end?

A friend sent me the video above last night. The video was taken yesterday afternoon on the roads near La Mojonera, not far from Almerimar.

We played golf in the morning yesterday and there was a bit of thunder and a few flashes in the sky not far from El Ejido around lunchtime. However we did not notice anything later in the day.

We had to drive up to El Ejido this morning. As you can see from the photo below there was some white stuff on top of the hills behind El Ejido.

Hail 1 May 2018 - Hills behind El Ejido - 2 May 2018

I am sick and tired of this crappy weather. I think this has been the worst autumn, winter and spring since we moved here over 13 years ago.

I do not think it has been the wettest winter. In the past we have had some very heavy downpours. However there seems to have been a lot more wet days this autumn, winter and spring. We seem to have had a lot of drizzly days.

On top of that it feels like the wind has never stopped for months on end. We cancelled a game of golf yet again today due to high winds.

I really hope we get back to our normal weather sometime soon.

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.

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