Almerimar

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.

Apologies for not posting anything here recently. I have been very busy with lots of stuff going on.

Looking at the yr.no weather forecast for here today we are looking at almost gale force winds. It says they will reach 14 m/s. Which is just over 50 kph.

Great for the windsurfers but not so good for the golfers.

Frost - 13 Jan19

Frost - 13 Jan 19

The photos above are the strange sight we saw yesterday morning at around 08:30. The top photo is the 10th fairway. The bottom photo is near the 9th green. As you can see the golf course was covered in frost.

The frost burned off quite quickly as the sun got higher in the sky. We then had a lovely bright morning. However it got cold again towards the end of our round. Early in the afternoon the breeze got stronger and it was a very cold breeze.

So I recommend that you bring some cold weather clothes if you are visiting Almerimar soon.

I think there will be a lot of fleeces and puffa jackets on show here today. The maximum temperature is only expected to be 16 degrees with a minimum of 12 degrees.

At least the sun should be out.

Golf course mist - 11 December 2018

I have been very busy the last day or two. So I have not had the opportunity to post much here.

I took the photo above at around 08:30 on Tuesday morning (11 December 2018). Before we played in an Xmas golf competition. This is a photo from Red tee 1 which is just in front of the clubhouse.

Thank goodness the mist was not as bad as the day before.

Today the weather is pretty bad. Very windy with the likelihood of rain throughout the day.

Almerimar morning mist 10 Dec 18

If I am not playing golf it is very unusual for me to be out of bed early in the morning. However this morning I was wide awake not long after 8am. This was the view from our terrace at around 8:15am.

In the 1980s Chris Rea wrote the song Windy Town about my home town of Middlesbrough. At the moment it feels like the title of the song is suitable for Almerimar. No wonder the world champion windsurfer comes from here.

This autumn has been a pretty poor one here for weather. It feels like if it has not been raining it has been windy.

We were due to play golf with friends today and have decided to cancel due to the windy weather.

I really hope we get rid of this wet and windy weather soon.

Almerimar Rain Radar

Given the recent weather I thought I would share a link to my preferred site for looking at Almerimar rain radar. I have added a link to it on the main menu.

Snow behind El Ejido - 31Oct18

The bad weather continues. After the windy weather on Monday it was very rainy yesterday. Also it is very windy again today.

I had to pop down to the bank this morning. As you can see, the rain yesterday has caused snow to be seen on the hills behind El Ejido today.

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.