Almerimar

It has taken a while but summer is now starting to finish and autumn is on its way.

Yesterday was cloudier and cooler than it has been for ages. Also the overnight temperature on our terrace was in the low 20s for the first time last night.

Not long now until my legs will be covered up until next summer.

Generally this summer has been cooler that last year. However things have changed today.

Normally when we reach September the temperature starts dropping down a little. However today it is hot, hot, hot. Just looked and it is 36 degrees in the shade on our terrace at the moment.

Feeling hot hot hot

Picked this up off the Spectrum FM Costa Almeria Facebook page......

"Seventeen Spanish provinces on alert for extreme weather

From soaring temperatures to ferocious storms, Spain is set for one crazy week of weather.

Spain’s national weather agency, Aemet, placed 17 of the country’s provinces on alert for high temperatures or risk of storms on Monday, as temperatures soared across Spain.

The provinces of Huesca, Zaragoza and Lleida are on alert for temperatures that could exceed 36C as well as storms, while the provinces on alert for stormy weather are: Ávila, Burgos, León, Palencia, Salamanca, Segovia, Soria, Valladolid, Zamora, Girona, Lleida, Navarra, Cáceres and La Rioja.

They are on a yellow alert, which means there is a "risk" of extreme weather occurring.
Spain’s Mediterranean coast is set to enjoy cloudless skies this week, while clouds will move in from the northwestern region of Galicia, Aemet reports.

In the Canary Islands, there will be clouds in the north with the risk of light rain.

Source: The Local"

Misty morning

Pinch and a punch for the first of the month, no returns.

Here is the photo from our terrace at 7am this morning. Nice view of the golf course.

You really do not want to know why I was awake at 7am.

Now we are in May I am expected summer weather. The temperature is warming up a bit now. So much so that the summer grass is starting to grow on the golf course. So the course is slowly becoming greener.

The bad news is that it feels like we are having more windy days than in previous years. Hopefully the wind should die down soon and we can look forward to sunny days with a light breeze to cool us down a bit.

We got back here yesterday morning from a weekend break in the UK to be greeted by very strong winds. This morning when we got up we were greeted by rain. This is not what I ordered.

The only good news is the forecast does not look too bad. Mostly sun and afternoon/evening winds at 5-7 m/s. Well within the parameters that allow Jacqui and I to frequent the golf course.

The last few days have been a good time to be a wind surfer. Not so good for the golfers.

I will be off to do battle with the wind in Sune & Marianne's Tuesday golf on a Wednesday later today. I hope I do not get blown off the course.

Just looked at the long term weather forecast for Almerimar and the strongest wind predicted is 6 m/s (21-22 km/h) on 2 days out of the next 10. The other days it is down around a maximum of 4 m/s.

Good news for the golfers but not so good for the windsurfers.

Sand clouds over Spain - 21 February 2016

Jacqui mentioned this photo on Facebook from Tim Peake. Since Saturday it has been very hazy in Almerimar. With loads of sand appearing on cars, terraces and windows etc. It is still hazy here today.

It was so windy yesterday morning the FGS Sunday golf competition was cancelled. However by later in the afternoon the wind calmed down a bit and a number of people managed to squeeze a round in.

Looking out of the window today it is back to having a sunny day with a calm sea. The thermometre is showing 21 degrees in the shade on the terrace.

All is well with the world apart from my nasty cold.

I have been looking round on the internet for photos of Carnaval in Almerimar yesterday. Nothing published yet. I will post something on here if/when I find any pictures.

Wow it is windy this morning. I blame the wind goddess and god Mary & Ray who are turning up in Almerimar today.

The good news is that yr.no says it will be calmer this afternoon. I guess a number of the FGS Sunday golfers might delay their starting time a bit today.

We have had a few windy days recently and the forecast is for a few more of these in the coming week. I hear from Jacqui that the pro-am at Almerimar scheduled for this coming Monday (11 January) has been cancelled due to the possibility of bad weather.

Today we had our first rain of 2016.

Our terrace was wet this morning from overnight rain. The sun is trying to break through now and the terrace is nearly dry again.

We moan about the windy weather here. I guess that overall we are pretty lucky. I feel sorry for all the people coping with the floods back in the UK at the moment.

Further to the weather story yesterday. I feel sorry for the golfers playing in the Bahia San Miguel golf competition today. It is very windy indeed. A much better day for the windsurfers than the golfers.

I have to admit I was surprised to see that there was a BSM competition being organised in 2016. Given the rumours that were doing the rounds last year.

Happy New Year.

Having returned yesterday from a 3 night (4 day) New Year break at La Envía Jacqui and I are settling back into life in Almerimar.

First thing we did was check the long term forecast for Almerimar on yr.no.

The good news is that there is no rain predicted for the new 10 days. Also, there is only one day in the next 10 where there is full cloud predicted for part of the daytime period.

The not so good news is the maximum daytime temperature is only 18 degrees. With it dropping as low as 15 degrees on one of the days (Wednesday 6th January). The lowest overnight temperature is 13 degrees. Also, on Wednesday 6th January.

The bad news is that is it is pretty windy today. Also, the forecast for Monday 3 January is 9 m/s (32-33 km/h). There is also a windy day with 10 m/s (36 km/h) scheduled for Saturday 9 January.

All in all it is a typical Almerimar winter period where the bad weather is mainly windy weather.

Jacqui and I have been away for a few days. When we returned to Almerimar this afternoon the weather had taken a big turn for the worse. It was pouring with rain. Also, it is now only showing the temperature as 16 degrees on our terrace.

Weather mapLooks like it might be down to around 10 degrees overnight this coming weekend. Wrap up warm.

The article here on the Olive Press site has details.

Looking at the long term forecast for Almerimar on yr.no it looks like winter is coming soon.

It seems like things should be OK until Saturday afternoon (21 November 2015). However, after that there is a lot of rain scheduled for Saturday night and Sunday if you look at the details lower on the yr.no page. Plus the temperature drops a lot next week.

We have had an excellent November so far so I guess we cannot complain too much.

We are still having some hot days when there is not too much breeze about. However the temperature has become much more bearable in the last week or two.

It looks like the hot hot summer is coming to end in Almerimar. The duvet cover is out and in use again on some nights. A sure sign that autumn is not far away.