To our English readers:-
Last year saw more rain fall in this area than at any time since 1989. The sudden deluge in October, which resulted in 200 litres of rainfall being recorded in less than 24 hours, meant that entire sections of some towns were closed down. The last time the Costa Blanca faced this sort of problem i.e. a gota fria was during the severe storms of 1997.
The National Institute of Meteorology have released figures revealing that rainfall in 2007 was more than 53 per cent higher than expected.
However, it was also one of the hottest years on record, with temperatures reaching their highest levels since 1951.