Friday, August 24, 2007

Weather not at its best but could be worse

The weather here this week has been changeable. One day it has been sunny and calm, the next day cloudy and windy. We've had heavy downpours of rain and a definite drop in air temperatures. However, it could get worse this Autumn.

Each year this area prepares for a possible gota fria or 'cold drop' . Gota frias are brought about when vapours from the warm Mediterranean come into contact with cold air currents from the north. The results are violent downpours and storms with speeds of up to 120 miles an hour. The coastal area around Cartagena is said to be most vulnerable to the effects of the gota fria.

Hopefully though weather conditions could still change and with luck we will escape a cold drop for yet another year.

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