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What happened to sunny everyday Spain?

Look at this Vancouver Canada style of rain we are having today!  As I have reported before, rainy days in Spain are rare. We have been here for 4 months now and only had a few days of rain. It rarely last a full day or 2 days at most before the warm sun returns. January and February are however cooler with more overcast days and showers. But again, this rarely last more than a day or two, until now.

A powerful late-winter storm, given the name Storm Emma, is bringing rounds of heavy rain in all of Spain, Portugal and France. Total rainfall through the weekend could reach 250 mm (10 inches) in the hardest hit locations of northern Portugal and western Spain. We are in the south, thank God!

The bad news is that as Emma lifts northward toward the British Isles on Friday, another storm will target the Iberian Peninsula with more rainfall and believe it or now, a third storm will then arrive early next week, bringing additional downpours and gusty winds.

I feel sorry for the visitors who are currently in Spain working their way to us in Nerja. It is always sad to leave rain or snow at home to come to a sunny destination and find bad weather instead. We are hopeful that things will turn around for your arrival next week.

One thing is for sure, the sun here is never far and when it comes out, it is incredibly warm and lovely even in winter months!!

Posted in Spain, Spanish life

What is the weather like in southern Spain in the fall?

We got here on November 1er and so far, we had one cloudy half day and an evening of thunderstorm.  I did not have to use my umbrella in 3 weeks!  This is a first for me.  In fact, this is the longest stretch of sunshine I have ever been exposed to in my entire life.

The days are very bright, sunny and warm.  Shorts or a light dress is what you need to dress in.  You may need a wrap in the shade or light cardigan.  In the sun, it can be just too hot.  Terry and I find that we need a hat and definitely sunglasses.  It is very bright.

The nights are cool however.  You need a sweater, light jacket or warm wrap but if you walk, it is quite pleasant.

So far, we love the weather and our neighbor says that it does not get much colder than this.  Looking at the forecast however, we can see some colder weather and rain, yes, rain! coming next week.  We will be sure to report on that event!!

The picture below is yesterday in Malaga.  Just a fantastic city half hour from Nerja where we plan to go often during our winter stay.