The month that is always the rainiest in our climate here has actually been dry and very hot this year. The data from the weather stations of the Mastral Project in Torrevieja indicate that the average temperature was one degree Centigrade above the average.
This confirms most people’s general impression. 85% of the people surveyed for the Mastral Project indicated that October was hotter than usual, 14% said it was normal and only 1% that it was colder.
When it comes to rain, October was a dry month, registering a total of just over half the benchmark figure of the last 30 years. However there was a noteworthy storm on Thursday October 20th that unloaded 15 litres per square metre of rain in a few minutes with considerable force.
Across the Valencian Community, according to AEMET, October was very hot and dry, with an average temperature 1.5ºC above average and just under half the usual amount of rain.
Cold is around the corner
The weather has been stable and temperatures very pleasant for the first few days of November, with temperatures approaching 30ºC in inland areas of the Vega Baja on Thursday and Saturday and about 27ºC on the coast.
However, this situation’s days are numbered. Everything indicates that from Sunday the weather will change and bring cold and perhaps a bit of rain. The temperatures are going to drop and the wind will make the sensation of cold seem even greater. The minimum temperatures could drop to 10ºC and the maximums will not exceed 16ºC.
When it comes to rain, it seems this first episode of autumn cold will be a dry one, although mild precipitation from Sunday cannot be ruled out.