You probably don't need to be told that this winter was the wettest on record. In fact, the amount of rain in Valencia and Alicante was the highest on since records began in 1864.
There was two and a half times as much rain as normal and that only a year after the driest winter on record.
Experts say that we can expect more of this intense weather as a result of climate change. In other words, the unusual sight of snow on the beach at Torrevieja could become the norm.