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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.


Summer in England, well almost!

In the weather and things on July 5, 2017 by cubsur51 Tagged: , ,

I am staying this week with friends in Eastbourne (East Sussex, south coast of England) while travelling to and from the London suburb of Beckenham to watch Kent cricket.

Monday in Beckenham

It didn’t actually rain though, but it was rather dark.

The weather until today has been cloudy and windy, but today the sun was out, temperature reached 27ºC, which was apparently a little hotter than Albufeira where I live.

It’s not expected to last long. Rain is coming for tomorrow morning, which may disrupt the tennis at Wimbledon also.

I will have a few more pictures at the weekend.


Very wet and windy Albufeira

In Albufeira,Sports - football,Sports - football, soccer,the weather and things on February 12, 2017 by cubsur51 Tagged: , , ,

Friday and especially Saturday were very wet and windy here. This is the local football pitch at half time on Saturday afternoon. Imortal Albufeira v Messinense, Algarve League Division One.


Albufeira Municipal stadium half time Saturday 11th February

Yes, half time. The football authorities here care not at all concerned about the welfare of players nor that fact the people pay to watch in such conditions.

The only good thing about the afternoon was that we won 1-0. A token crowd of about 50 fans huddled in the deepest recesses of the main stand to escape the driving rain which fell almost constantly until just before the end of the game.


Extreme weather elsewhere!

In the weather and things on February 5, 2017 by cubsur51 Tagged: ,

In contrast to the fairly decent weather here in the Algarve, I have been sent these two pictures!

Tanvald, Czech Republic


Tanvald, Czech Republic 1st February

Algorfa (Near Alicante) Spain, brown floodwater pouring through orchards.



Albufeira flooded 1st November 2015

In Albufeira,the weather and things on November 2, 2015 by cubsur51 Tagged: , , ,

Albufeira flooded 1st November 2015

Those who know the geography are aware that the old town area of Albufeira is surrounded by steep hills. Until about 60 years ago a river ran through what is now the popular tourist area of the old town. When it rains like it did yesterday, the river regains its natural course rather than flow through the tunnel under the town.

Pictures from the old town area of Albufeira Sunday afternoon 1st November.

This one was taken a couple of hours before the flood reached its height.

Albufeira flood Police and firemen on the way to rescue a person trapped in a building.



In Albufeira,the weather and things on March 20, 2015 by cubsur51 Tagged:

Wednesday here in Albufeira was cold and wet. The daytime temperature maxed out at 13C  (55F).

I checked back through the records and it was the coldest daytime bar one since 2nd February 2014. The only time it was colder in the daytime since then was February 7th this year, when we had only 12C (53F).

In fact early February this year had the longest run of cold days for a very long time, nothing above 16C for two weeks.


Foggy in Albufeira

In Albufeira,Algarve,the weather and things on September 6, 2014 by cubsur51

View from my window across the marina at 1220pm


fog in albufeira