Thursday, September 03, 2015

Be prepared

Each autumn we face the possibility of a gota fria or cold drop. That means torrential rain and flooding of low lying land.Warm, moisture laden air from the sea is pushed down by cold air from the north forcing heavy precipitation.

The period between mid-September and mid-November is when the risk is highest. The factors which contribute to the possibility are a hot and extremely dry summer like we have experienced,  El Niño which this year has been strong and high sea temperatures.

If we look back to 1972, 1982 and 1997, El Niño was strong during those years and Alicante experienced flooding.

Looking at the short term forecast, we can expect rain on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

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