The rain in Spain falls mainly on the plain…
I live in Andalusia, home to the hottest and driest summers in Spain, but in the west, weather systems sweeping in from the Atlantic ensure that it is relatively wet in the winter, with some areas receiving copious amounts of rain. Something that I can personally certify. This year, the rain started back in October and hasn’t stopped!
In October I heard the typical: “Woo-Hoo! Rain at last!” (The joyous cry lasted about a week).
1.Don’t be fooled by the hot summers. It can get very wet and cold.
November came around and everyone was like: “OK, we’re good now. The reservoirs have been replenished.”
2. Even if you’re an expert swimmer, keep armbands on you at all times.
December: There was a shortage of umbrellas and Wellington boots in all the shops.
3. If you’ve got some spare cash, think of investing in a dinghy.
January: Search parties were sent out to capture anyone performing clandestine rain dances.
4. For the love of God, don’t join in in any of these rain dances.
February: The rain turned to snow…OK, whoever pissed off Elsa? Go apologise.
5. Time to stop watching Frozen.
March: I seriously started thinking about moving back to the UK, at least there the houses are accommodated for the cold and rain, not like Southern Spain where you freeze inside the white-washed buildings with their F***ing freezing marble floors.
6. Time to book your flight home.
April: If this rain keeps up, we can all skip Operation Bikini (getting your body in shape for the summer, not the film) … good news at last!
7.Don’t let the rain fool you, it the space of one week it will go from 12ºC to 40ºC (and when that happens you’ll find yourself fighting the urge to performing really odd dance moves to beckon the rain and then you’ll get nicked! Be warned!)