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: 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.

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