Andalusia in October is a golden month, when nature prepares its most varied spectacle. So earlier this month we still almost had 30 degrees, inviting to fully enjoy the beach. The weekend have started the first rains of autumn; although perhaps not of pleasure to the tourists who come in search of sun, they are welcome in these parts after long months of sunshine.
The temperature is cooler, ideal for walking and enjoying the fresh and clean air. And the Costa del Sol remains the Costa del Sol, now and again the sun shines! Just 120 km from here however, in the beautiful Sierra Nevada, the rains this weekend have brought yesterday the first image of the winter season.
The Sierra Nevada has received this weekend the first snowfall of the season. The snowfall this year has slowed compared to last season, when the first flakes fell mid-September.
This first coat of snow now covering the Granadian mountain chain will harden and prepare the ground for the new ski season 2010 / 11. The rainfall in the mountains has fallen as snow over 2,700 meters. A first thin layer of snow, to the delight of enthusiasts to the mountain, cold and skiing.
The positive aspect of the rains is that water consumption is guaranteed in Andalusia until 2013. This situation did not arise in the community for 63 years. To give you an idea: the reservoirs store twice as much water as last year.