Ask anybody and they will tell you that it hardly ever rains here in August and if it does then it will be just a short shower.
Yesterday was more than that, it was a “tromba de agua” which caused chaos in parts of the Vega Baja. Roads were cut off, the beaches were closed and there was chaos for visitors here on holiday.
The worst hit places were on the coastal strip between Guardamar and Torrevieja.In Torrevieja, sand on the beaches was washed away and has had to be replaced. In the area between Beniel and Orihuela, 21 litres of water per square metre were registered as opposed to the 8.5 metres in Rojales.
Half an hour later the rain stopped, the sun struggled to come out and by the afternoon it was a hot summers day again.