The Almuñécar fire service was called out over half a dozen times during the last weekend (19/20th), thanks to the gales, which brought rain and a sharp drop in temperatures. On Saturday around 20 litres per square metre fell in the space of a few minutes. Admittedly, nothing that would have Noah out with a saw & hammer.
One call out was for a fallen tree on the N-340 near Urbanización San Antonio in La Herradura. Readers will remember the ficus tree that fell on a car in Calle Hurtado de Mendoza, as well as falling tiles along Calle Pósito; both in Almuñécar.
The strong winds have also been particularly destructive amongst the chirimoya and avocado plantations, which are being harvested at the moment. Quite a lot of ripe fruit has been lost.
(News: Herradura, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)