Unlike last year when it was damn cold, this year we have had the warmest winter since 1955. The average temperature for the last month was a staggering 13.8 degrees and we had days when the thermometer reached mid twenties. There are pictures of people sunbathing on the beaches in local papers.
Not only has it been warm but it has also been dry with 73% less rain than normal. This is all down to the powerful anticyclone over the Mediterranean and the strength of the El Niño in the Pacific. The result has been a warm winter for us and appalling weather in Britain.
NB If you thought it was warm here in Bigastro, just look at the temperatures in other parts of Spain and especially the Canary Islands.