International press is awash with news on how Spain is coping with the snow and cold, so as a local-news source, is there any point in covering it?
February on our tropical coast has been exceptionally cold and windy this year. But we are lucky to enjoy festivities and delicious seasonal dishes to chase away winter depression.
The village took a bit of a pounding this morning, with high waves dragging rocks and beach debris right up onto Paseo Andres Segovia.
They often say that the British are obsessed with the weather… well this weekend they have had plenty to talk about. Mind you, it’s not just the British on this occasion, the Spanish media is awash with stories of how the Costa Tropical is living up to it’s name.
July in the Nordic countries has been exceptional, with tropical temperatures around 26-30 for almost two weeks now. The hot weather has brought thunder storms in its wake. On golf courses in central Finland, where the thunder storms have been extremely severe, one person died and one was injured after having been struck by lightning. The unfortunate deadly accident occurred when the victim, a pensioner, interrupted the game because of the heavy rain. He was returning to the club house pushing his golf trolley, when a lightning bolt struck the trolley and he fell lifeless to the ground. There were no thunder storm clouds visible. The lightning seemed to strike from an ordinary cumulus cloud. Death was immediate, and attempts to revive him proved hopeless.
Almuñécar, like many other towns on the Costa Tropical, saw torrential rain and hailstones during a storm at around 19.00h today.
We’ve just added this feature to our header section, entitled, “The Weather,” which has a drop down list for individual weather reports for Almuñécar, La Herradura, Salobreña and Motril.
Three national articles from the January edition. Including interesting stuff about Argentina declassifying papers relating to the ‘disappeared’ Spaniards. Monetary union discussions and amendments. And finally Hot Hot Hot about the overall yearly temperature in Spain for 2011.