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gota fria this weekend?

Postby gavilan » Fri Sep 07, 2018 2:26 pm

meteomalaga forecasting a gota fria this weekend ... any sign of that yet anywhere?

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Re: gota fria this weekend?

Postby Lyric » Fri Sep 07, 2018 4:03 pm

The overhead signs on the A7 are already warning of a prediction of rain tomorrow.

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Re: gota fria this weekend?

Postby El Cid » Fri Sep 07, 2018 4:17 pm

Malaga weather doesn't do forecasts - they just pass on data and warnings from the Met Office.

The official warning is here http://www.aemet.es/documentos_d/enport ... 3tesp1.pdf

Looking at all the other detailed forecasts, it looks pretty definite that it will rain tomorrow (not terribly heavy) with the possibility of thunderstorms. Sunday could be hit and miss, but no thunderstorms in the forecast. The rain will be far worse as you go east and up the east coast, which is the area that usually gets the Gota Fria every year.

It's a very unstable situation so anything could happen.

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Re: gota fria this weekend?

Postby gavilan » Sat Sep 08, 2018 8:48 am

amazing and quite prolonged lightening storm last night ... ?over towards Almeria? ... not much rain tho ...

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Re: gota fria this weekend?

Postby Wicksey » Sat Sep 08, 2018 9:35 am

There's a lot of rumblings now but the hugest patch of rain according to the radar pics is over Murcia way at the moment.

When we watched the weather prog on Antena the other day it showed rivers of hails running down the street somewhere in Rioja. All summer there have been very bad storms in the north of Spain. It is certainly much cooler here today which is nice!

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Re: gota fria this weekend?

Postby elusive » Sat Sep 08, 2018 12:00 pm

Thunder and lightening and some rain around 5am in the nerja area. Then heavy downpours and rumbles and lightening late morning.slowing now.alot cooler but still pretty humid.

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Re: gota fria this weekend?

Postby El Cid » Sat Sep 08, 2018 12:10 pm

In La Herradura we had about 5mm this morning before dawn. Just after noon today we had 13mm in less than 30 minutes, some thunder but not a lot.

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Re: gota fria this weekend?

Postby Wicksey » Sat Sep 08, 2018 12:46 pm

Just had a good old fashioned downpour and thunder storm .... I can hear the garden gratefully rehydrating! Can't wait to get out and do some gardening now whilst the ground is saturated. We can't do anything much in the summer months other than try to keep things alive with irrigating, but it's never the same as a good soaking of rain.

We used to always get some good rain around Candalaria time, 7 September. I am always grateful for it as once the neighbours set our hillside alight with their fireworks so I can relax now! Last year I'm sure it was late October before we got any decent rain and it was very hot into November.

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Re: gota fria this weekend?

Postby White Horse » Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:29 am

Is the current situation with very heavy rain over Castellón a true Gota Fria?
AEMet mention two depressions, one from the Atlantic and the other Mediterranean around the Baleares joining up and causing the thunderstorms.
There are Amber warnings for Almería on Saturday 20th.
Although it is an unusual situation, they don't use the term D.A.N.A. in their weather warning.

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Re: gota fria this weekend?

Postby El Cid » Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:56 am

They did mention it in the original warning. Nothing has changed since then and they are saying it will be the worst for 10 years.

https://elpais.com/elpais/2018/10/19/in ... 08964.html

We get the tail end of it over the weekend, worse in the west of Andalucia. It could exceed 100mm in some areas.

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Re: gota fria this weekend?

Postby TorreDelAguila » Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:08 pm

Absolute deluge and hail (8mm+), and fork lightning down to ground, yesterday, middle of the day, Sayalonga-Algarrobo area.
Good bit of recently excavated hillsides along the Carraspite-Lagos road being washed away, with deluges of mud everywhere.
Ford at Lagos not passable, except by Unimog and similar; even big 4x4s were turning back.
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Re: gota fria this weekend?

Postby gavilan » Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:37 pm

T'was bad here ayer but not that bad! ... cross fingers for tomorrow!

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Re: gota fria this weekend?

Postby White Horse » Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:14 pm

There's now a red alert for Malaga province for tomorrow:
Fenómeno Lluvias
Precipitación acumulada en 12 horas : 120 mm
Ámbito geográfico Sol y Guadalhorce
Hora de comienzo sábado, 20 octubre 2018 a las 06:00 hora oficial
Hora de finalización sábado, 20 octubre 2018 a las 18:00 hora oficial
Probabilidad 40%-70%

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Re: gota fria this weekend?

Postby olive » Sat Oct 20, 2018 12:37 am

There is a very impressive real time forecast on elpais in english website.

It looks as though Marbella to Ronda is getting heavy rain as I type.

We only had 20 litros.

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Re: gota fria this weekend?

Postby 1bassleft » Sat Oct 20, 2018 1:34 am

No sign in Benalmadena Costa (2:30am) but it's been necessary to put a bar of gas on for the 1st time. Something's a'changing in the air.

EDIT: that handy El Pais link is showing that the easterly is blowing it out to sea right where I am, then sweeping it back up through Marbella into Sevilla. Fortunate, for now, for me. 2nd edit: the pic is a prediction for 3pm later today. I've dialled it back to 2am and then run it. More of a sign of things (likely) to come.

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Re: gota fria this weekend?

Postby El Cid » Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:33 am

There is a another very good site here

https://www.ventusky.com/?p=36.72;-3.69 ... n-3h&m=gfs

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Re: gota fria this weekend?

Postby olive » Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:28 am

Sid. That is excellent. We are on the outer edge of that . It has been rainng moderately since nine a.m. It must be heavy down Malaga way and out to sea.

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Re: gota fria this weekend?

Postby El Cid » Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:11 am

It's now raining hard with a little thunder around. 10mm so far. I think it will have  moved past us within an hour or so on its way to drown Malaga

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Re: gota fria this weekend?

Postby Gasman » Sat Oct 20, 2018 3:20 pm

The rain arrived, as forecast, over here in Huelva about an hour ago ... heavy to begin with, now a steady persistence. Definitely much needed after a very dry summer! Plants are lapping it up!

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Re: gota fria this weekend?

Postby elusive » Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:27 am

It seems to have gone from boiling hot to cold at the snap of a fingers.to me october has been very cold.you forget how cold it gets and ive already got my first winter bug.times like this you wish for central heating


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