Coming down from Pitres in the Alpujarra this morning, we passed a continual stream of traffic heading up to the snow; last night left a thick mantle.
The snow line came down to just below Pampaneira, leaving Capileira, Bubion and Pitres above with about five inches of snow. The temperature only rose above zero around eleven in the morning and dipped back down again as I write this.
Fortunately, the A-4132 road, which is the main road artery though the Alpujarra Granadina, was soon free of snow by noon even without the need of using snow ploughs.
Obviously, the snow fall in the Alpujarra was nothing like what Castilla-La Mancha and central/northern Spain has had to cope with, nor have the low temperatures been anywhere near as severe, but what it has brought is a festive air with people from the coast seeking an opportunity to throw a few snowballs.
Finally, José, who runs the Mesón Los Prados at the top of the Cabra road, posted pictures on his Facebook account showing an abundance of snow up there, too.
(News: Alpujarra, Granada, Andalucia)