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Archive for the ‘Weather’ Category

10 things to do in Andalucia when it rains

Sunday, February 19th, 2017

- Contemporary art at the CAC Malaga. While we are lucky to have sunshine most of the year round in Andalucia, paradise is never perfect. We need rain to feed our lakes, rivers, reservoirs and our precious crops of olives, grapes, almonds and many more besides. The rainiest months are November and ...

The heat is on – 10 top tips to cope in a southern Spanish summer

Saturday, August 15th, 2015

Whether you have made Andalucia your permanent home, you're staying for a long sojourn over the summer months, or you're just here on holiday (or planning to be shortly), you will be aware of the extreme heat in July and August, especially in the inland cities such as Seville and ...

Spring has sprung!

Thursday, March 14th, 2013

[caption id="attachment_10060" align="alignright" width="578" caption="Sweet-smelling orange blossom offers one of the most vivid sensory experiences in Seville's springtime."] [/caption] Yay, my favourite season of the year is here! The rain has stopped, finally, after weeks and weeks of endless downpours, showers, drizzle, thunder, lightning, puddles, wellies and waterproofs - and, of ...

A cold and windy puente? Hit the spa (with the kids)!

Monday, March 4th, 2013

[caption id="attachment_9948" align="aligncenter" width="578" caption=" A Thalassotherapy spa uses water taken from the sea, with all its wonderful curative properties."][/caption] It's a new month on the blog today, and here in Andalucia we're struggling to start the week after a four-day weekend (to celebrate the anniversary of the region gaining its ...

And it rained…

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

[caption id="attachment_8815" align="aligncenter" width="189" caption="Rain-slicked path in Seville's Plaza del Museo."][/caption] Yes, it has been raining for weeks now here in Andalucia. Heavy downpours - once last week, I had to sit in the car with my children for 20 minutes before we could get out and run to the house; ...

My year in Spain

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

[caption id="attachment_7650" align="aligncenter" width="578" caption="Exploring A Coruña, Galicia - Rebekah's first stay in Spain."][/caption] GUEST POST: REBEKAH THOMPSON I have been blogging for Andalucia.com, usually about special events, since March. However, few readers will be aware that this is my final week working for Andalucia.com. As a third-year degree student at Nottingham ...

Semana Santa in pictures

Thursday, April 5th, 2012

[caption id="attachment_5849" align="aligncenter" width="347" caption="A barefoot penitente from the Los Estudiantes (the students) hermandad passes the door of the Fabrica de Tabacos - now the University - in Seville."][/caption] This year, Semana Santa all across Andalucia has, yet again, been adversely affected by the weather. Rain stopped pasos from coming out ...

Some good news, at last

Monday, July 4th, 2011

[caption id="attachment_3416" align="aligncenter" width="578" caption="Tomatoes from Nijar in Almeria, the top product of Andalucia's key exporting province."][/caption] I am writing this wearing an item of clothing with sleeves. For the first time in weeks. Yes, the temperatures here in Andalucia gave us a break this weekend, with the thermometer falling to ...

Ice-cold in… Seville

Thursday, December 16th, 2010

My first blog of this year was about the weather, so it's kind of appropriate that one of my last is too. Sarah will be blogging again this Monday - if you're female, have blonde hair, and/or have ever suffered comments from Spanish men, then don't miss it - and ...

Floods – information, and water too

Thursday, December 9th, 2010

It's been an amazing week or so for news, wherever you live in the world, and even more so for those of us who call Spain our home. Julian Assange was arrested in London, refused bail and put in prison, after his company, Wikileaks, released 250,000 classified documents sent by ...