A few weeks ago we were in Cartama, Malage, collecting some bits and pieces from our house, and the rain was just biblical. You couldn't avoid getting absolutely drenched. On our return to the UK we booked to come out again on the 4th March, in the expectation that it would be at least dry and sunny, if not exactly sunbathing weather.
How wrong we were, 4 days of useless, wet weather, floods, damp in the house, leaky roof and mud everywhere.
My business partner had been complaining that it had rained since December, and I was starting to believe him.
In every bar and restaurant we went into (there was nothing else to do....) the owners were complaining at the weather and the effect on business, as well as having to stop the rain coming in the roof and doors and windows.
Still the coast seems very quiet in terms of property development and sales activity. Plenty of developments are standing unfininshed, sales offices are closed, and the flags are as limp and damp as the market.
Much talk is of Spain following Greece in becoming an even more high profile EU member in need of a serious bail out.
The rain in Spain - when will it end ?