If you are south of Valencia - better hold on tight!!

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  1. neilmac

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    Official RED ALERT is in force for storm warnings and local talk is that the "Gota Fria" is on its way.

    Just incase you hadn't noticed by the weather anyway :Eeek:

    Neil
     
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    Also just had flood warning near Alicante we have lots of rain now and the wind is starting
     
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    nice here in cornwall. hope it rains its self out this month.lots of us coming over november better not rain then.ha ha .
     
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    You should be ok then as soon as it starts to get cooler here we get these bad rains for a week or to the it gets dry and sunny again:Smile:
    I HOPE ANY WAY:Rofl1:
     
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    didnt meam it nastily . my brother is flying to alicante tomorrow.i think its also in the change of weather pattern nov used to be the bad month. we arent safe anywhere these days. been almost dry here for over a week . must be a record. hope you are in a safe warm n dry place .cheers alan.
     
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    :Sad: It is the first time since 1995 that I have known it to rain like this in Spain in September. Luckily it is STILL warm so the rain dries quickly. :RollEyes:
     
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    Oh dear!
    Can you remember what the winter was like in 1995/6?:Eeek:
    Hope it was a good one!:Smile:

    I remember last year we crossed the med side of the pyrenees in early Nov and there was loads more snow than usual, then we got to the Sierra Nevada and they'd opened the ski slopes early because the snow was earlier than unusual,we then went down on to the Costa del Sol and as we left Nerja there was snow on the mountains!
    This was all in November! We then had the worst winter in living memory on the Costa de la Luz ( it was like a British summer really!!).:Eeek:

    SO - I hope this early rain isn't an omen of a bad winter again!!!!
     
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    i think its like our weather here it keeps creeping forward used to be nice here in august ,about 20 yr ago i noticed the rain kept coming a little bit earlier every year. they tell me march n april are getting better. will have to see one year. hopefully all the rain in spain will be over by november. could be the best winter we,ve ever had ,keep your fingers crossed .
     
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    Fingers toes and eyes crossed!!!:Laughing::Laughing::Laughing:
     
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    I was .....4 weeks ago......:cry:

    Loved the place.Rain or storm.About time they had some rain.Don't want those Riocca grapes to wither on the vine.......
    Santé:wine:
     
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    :Sad: We had to go back to the UK starting on November the 1st. When we got half way along the A75 in France there was a 17 mile Traffic jam caused by SNOW. We passed 3 miles of it on the inside lane where no one else would dare go through the snow. There was a Truck smashed up with a BUS causing the problem on the south side. Why it caused the problem on the north side I don't know. Apart from that is the possibity of Rubber necking? :Eeek:
     
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    A friend has a place in Javea. spoke to him this afternoon as he is over shutting the place up for the winter and he said the weather had been awful for 3 days........Lashing down:Sad:
     
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    30 miles from Javea towards Valencia and we have floods everywhere.Gota Fria has come early this year.My advice to anyone in a motorhome is to get to higher ground and away from urbanizations (more likely to flood as the Spanish build but do not put in any drainage )
    Its forecast to last another 3 days.
     
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    :Cool: THAT is one good thing about Camping Almafra. We are up hill from Benidorm. The floods by-pass us and go straight into Benidorm and Albir from Alfaz Del Pi and La Nucia. :thumb:
     
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    Today it,s still raining hard floods on the roads in Alicante some roads closed so take care any one heading this way floods down as far as Murcia.
     
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    :Sad: We are taking our Daughter and Family to Alicante this evening. I have checked the flights and there appears to be NO delays or low delays. We shall make allowances for the road conditions. :thumb:
     
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    There is no news of delays on the reports here from the airport but news of the roads near Alicante Airport just take it easy.
     
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    Just checked the local weather for Valencia region
    Tues 29 sept rain and poss thunder storms
    Weds/ Thurs cloudy no rain

    Fri /Sat/ Sun/Mon wall to wall sunshine 25 degs C plus.
    Thank god we can see the end.
    Went into Alzira today and saw a underground car park with 100 plus cars in it all parked in 4 ft of flood water.
     
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    :Cool: Next door neighbour has just returned from Alicante Airport. No problem on the roads. Nice and quiet. But that will change around the time we are travelling there.
     
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    Weather

    Spanish TV is giving weather warning for the aea from Valancia right through as far as Murcia, some of the flooding they are showing is awfull.
    A week last Thursday, we were caught up in a tornado when we were in Javea, real scary :cry:
     
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