Friday, November 28, 2014

The Gota Fria

Saturday 29
Precipitation: Strong and persistent rain that could reach 100 litres per square metre in Valencia and Castellón and 60 in Alicante.
Temperature: Similar to today.
Wind: from the east with strong gusts.
Sunday 30
Precipitation: Locally strong in the northern half of the region.
Temperature: With few changes.
Wind: From the northwest.
Monday 1
Precipitation: Possibility of a weak shower first thing in the morning.
Temperature: On the rise.
Wind: Moderate northwest.

There are two phases to this gota fria, the first started yesterday when the province of Castellón was on orange alert for rain and Denia got a soaking along with hail. The second will start on Saturday and will affect the whole region. By Sunday the wind will veer to the northwest which will improve matters considerably.

The last time we had such heavy rain was in 2010. I recall that the roads going into Torrevieja were virtually impassable as water came down from the adjacent fields and flooded sections.

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