The rain in Spain falls mainly on the plain… and on our valley in Andalucía. It’s been raining since Boxing Day and the weather forecast for the weekend shows 100% chance of rain again today. Everything is sodden, the plants are dripping, the earth is slippery underfoot [click on the photos to see the raindrops in close-up]. It’s not heavy rain, but almost constant light drizzle: this is good for the land, less run-off, more rain soaks in and is therefore better for the crops. But tomorrow something changes, an area of high pressure is moving up from Africa and will push away the weather system coming from the eastern US. Sunday’s forecast says 0% chance of rain and 14°C, climbing to 18°C by Wednesday. January is proving to be its usual unpredictable self.
For accurate predictions of Spanish weather, go to the AEMET [the Agencia Estatal de Meteorológia] website and click on the area/town you need.