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It rained!

In Albufeira, Algarve, the weather and things on November 3, 2017 by cubsur51 Tagged: , ,

Last night (November 2nd) we had the first noticeable rain here since the middle of May. There were two or three heavy showers, including one just when I was about to go out of the door to meet some people in town. The local weather bureau reported that October 2017 was the hottest and driest October since modern records began 87 years ago. There was barely a day when it didn’t hit 30ºc (86F) which pleased the record numbers of tourists but not us who live here, watching almost everything green going brown and dying.

We still need a lot more rain through the winter to avert possible water supply problems next year. We did have a couple of short showers here earlier and a fairly evil looking cloud passed by to the south on its way to rain on people to the east of Albufeira.

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2 Responses to “It rained!”

  1. That’s good to hear, I can recall last year being just as dry, would you say this year has been worse? I hope you get more rain to replenish supply.

    • Well it was 22ºC here yesterday and no rain since that day, no sign of any coming. There are already ‘warnings’ that if we have another dry winter there will be water shortages next summer.

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