There was the threat of a thunderstorm throughout the whole of yesterday and last night it arrived. For the time that it lasted, lightening bolts lit the sky as if it were daytime and the rain lashed down hard putting at least 4cms of water in my pool. Satellite reception wavered between no signal and poor for the duration of the storm and so we turned the television off and prepared to go to bed hoping that the storm would pass before our heads hit the pillow.
We experienced two brief power cuts during the storm but could see that the majority of our estate was plunged in darkness for duration. Street lighting was out and we could not see lights from any of the houses on the estate.
It is at times like this when you are glad to live on a hill where the water runs down. I imagine that the streets in the centre of Bigastro were awash and it is possible that those with underground garages experienced some flooding.
Apparently, we could have more heavy rain today and then things will quieten down. Saturday, we are going to the wedding of our neighbour Eladia and Kino in Torrevieja. The roads into the town are notorious for flooding during heavy rain. The last thing we want is to be stopped from getting to the venue.