Tuesday, September 23, 2014

A mother of storms raged last night

Well the rain certainly came yesterday as per promise causing flooding in Torrevieja, Callosa de Segura and particularly Almoradi. Forty litres per square metre fell in Torrevieja and 30 in Orihuela.

It was strange though because, after a wet start to the day, the sun came out and shone for much of the afternoon. That sunshine though was responsible for the formation of a supercell between Murcia and Orihuela. Thankfully for us, it was more intense in Murcia where flooding was widespread and they even saw hail.

The immense rotating thunderstorm continued for a good hour or more and knocked out the signal to our satellite box. Thankfully, by the time we went to bed it had all calmed down, the storm had moved out to sea and hopefully today will be more normal.

There is still a risk of showers in the afternoons over the next week but not like yesterday.

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