Boxing day in Almerimar 2013

What a difference a day makes. Sunshine has returned and normal service is resumed here in Almerimar.

Xmas day 2013

Xmas day 2013

Xmas day 2013

Looks like the forecast was reasonably correct for this morning in Almerimar. The good news is that it is supposed to brighten up this afty.

Merry Christmas and hope you are having good weather wherever you are.

Jacqui has just pointed out the forecast for Almerimar tomorrow.

Winds at 10 m/s overnight then 7 and 9 m/s during the day. Plus more than 40 mm of rain (over 1 1/2 inches) during the day with 27.6 mm (over an inch) due to fall in 6 hours from 07:00.

It looks like we might have lots of flooded road and perhaps even worse flooded apartments and houses tomorrow. Not a very nice Christmas present.

Snow on mountains - 20 December 2013

Terrace view - 20 December 2013

I was feeling a bit sorry for myself this morning. Jacqui had gone off to play Friday golf and I was still suffering from a cold that seems to have lingered on forever. I felt so rough that I had to go to the chemist and pick up some Frenadol and Strepsils to ease the symptoms.

On the way home I looked around and saw what a fantastic day it is in Almerimar. It is 20th December and the sun is shining, there is little wind and you can see the snow on the mountains. This cheered me up a bit. Especially as yesterday afternoon it was very windy with a lot of rain. The first in quite some time.

When I got back home I strolled out onto the terrace and took a couple of photos. Yes, I have zoomed them and cropped them. Nevertheless the pictures above are what things look like from our terrace and the top of our stairs down to the communal swimming pool.

Now I remember why I moved here. This is the first cold I have had in around 2 years. We get wonderful weather like this in the middle of winter and it is well over 20 degrees in the shade on our terrace today.

The only thing that would make things perfect is if I could inflict a little pain on whoever gave me this cold. My guess is that someone brought it over from the Uk - but who?

When I woke up this morning the cover on the table on the terrace was covered with water. So I guess it must have rained overnight.

It is sunshine again now but looking at the long term forecast on it is quite cold (14 or 15 degree max) and quite windy (4-5 metres/second) for the next week or so.

The heavens opened at around 4pm today. It started with thunder and lightning, then hail followed by stacks of rain.

So much so that we had to cancel the short mat bowls today as under the stadium in El Ejido was going to be too wet.

Thankfully the weather looks pretty good for the next week or so now. So ok for the golf competitions on Friday and Sunday.

We had our first real downpour of the winter season yesterday. Plus it is overcast at the moment and there is a threat of rain that might impact on Friday golf tomorrow.

I guess there had to be a break in the great weather here eventually.

We had great weather for the Francis House charity golf competition last Friday- However the windy season is now upon us. The Monday golfers are getting blown to bits today.

I woke up this morning to see rain on the terrace for the first time in absolutely ages. It is the first real rain of the autumn season here in Almerimar.

The good news is that although it is cloudy today the weather looks to be ok for the Friday singles matches in the Woodsly Cup men versus ladies golf competition. The ladies are leading 7 1/2 to 3 1/2 so take a 4 point lead into Friday. However, as Mr President pointed out, there are a lot of single matches on Friday so the men are still in with a chance of retaining the trophy.


When I was driving down to buy the bottles for Friday golf this afternoon it was cloudy and we had a few drops of rain. It was also so cold in the car that I turned off the aircon. Sure signs that autumn is here even though it brightened up later.

Looking at the forecast on the top temperature for the next couple of days is only 23 and 24 degrees. However it looks like it will warm up again next week.

So far it has been cracking weather for October. Just noticed that it is 28 degrees in the shade on the terrace at the moment.

The golf course is benefiting as well. the overnight temperatures are still quite high so the summer grass is still green at the moment. I wonder if it will stay that way for the rest of the month or start to die off for the winter later this month.

It is now cold enough on an evening for Jacqui to put the duvet cover on the bed so we can use it if we start feeling a bit cold overnight. No duvet in it - just the cover so far.

According to our thermometer it is in the high 20s in the shade on our terrace at the moment but it is getting colder at night now.

When we woke up this morning it was raining in Almerimar. The first we have seen apart from a few spits and spots at one Friday golf recently.

Summer really is now disappearing.

It was only around 26 degrees in the shade on our terrace this morning. So it looks like summer is nearly over. Not long now until I go back to wearing long trousers and jumpers.

As least you can now park a little easier in Mercadona now that the summer crowds are departing.

The forecast showed us having rain today. Although it has been a bit cloudy and muggy I have not noticed any rain yet.

I hope that the forecast for tomorrow is wrong as it is showing rain starting just as we are about to start our Friday golf and lasting all through the round. I guess we will have to decide whether we are playing or not when we turn up at the clubhouse tomorrow.

The article here on the Olive Press site says that Andalucia is having a cooler summer this year. It doesn't feel like that to me in Almerimar at the moment. It feels very hot and sticky at the moment.

Been busy all day and now having to get ready to go to the Virgen del Carmen celebration to watch Mr President and Jacqui pick up their prizes for coming second in the golf competition at the weekend.

It is sweltering here at the moment. So I am pleased that they are setting up the celebration on the terrace of the golf clubhouse. Hopefully there will be a cooling breeze.

As soon as Jules prepares to come out here the weather turns. It was really windy yesterday and is continuing to be so today. I am glad I decided not to play in the FGS summer Tuesday golf today.