The Rain in Spain Stays Mainly on the Plain

Almuñécar gets about 340 days of sunshine, and since we are nowhere near the Plains in Spain, I figured it would be a good while before we saw any rain here.  Well, I’m glad to report that it’s currently raining (more of a drizzle).  It’s funny seeing people walking on the streets carrying umbrellas.Local weather reports show possible thunderstorms, so I’ll try to take pictures if any interesting comes our way.  The ocean was very rough yesterday making for some very interesting waves.

When I started this post yesterday (Wednesday), it looked like the drizzle was going to stop.  It’s now Thursday, and we’ve been having a real rain.  Streets are getting flooded, and while there are less people out and about, most of those who are braving the weather are sporting umbrellas.

It’s so nice seeing some different weather, and I’ve been told that it hasn’t rained here in about 8 months, so it’s definitely warranted.  I’m not sure what weather we’ll experience this fall and winter, but I’m excited at the prospect of something different.  We’re already getting spoiled with the sunny Mediterranean weather.

The Rain arrived!

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About Alan Wagoner

Alan digs on technology and travel and is definitely the comic in the family. He's traveled all over the globe in search of cultural experiences. He has a fantastic wife and two great children that put up with his "humor", and luckily they all love travel as well. In Aug 2012, they sold their house and all of their possessions and moved to Spain to soak up the culture. He has written a book titled Live In Spain to help those wanting to obtain a Spanish Resident Visa. He also loves to write about the funnier side of the family's adventures.

2 thoughts on “The Rain in Spain Stays Mainly on the Plain

  1. Good to hear from you Paul!

    We really enjoyed the rain. The kids got out of school early, so they liked it too. We do enjoy the view immensely. If you ever make it down this way, give me a holler.

  2. Looks like you all did get some of that recent flooding in Andalucia and Murcia that killed 10 people according to CNN. Glad it wasn’t too bad where you were. Spain has been pretty “drought-ish” the last few years. It seemed like it was never going to rain in Madrid either this summer but last Thursday/Friday it rained hard (and of course I had to drive in it to visit Maria’s family that weekend). Most of the cars I’ve rented here have “automatic” settings on their windshield wipers and activate if rain or moisture is detected on the windshield – kind of convenient actually. I’m pretty envious of that view you guys have!

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