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Gota Fria II?

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 1:54pm
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MichaelLaSiesta

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Did one arrive last week?  I thought another burst of heavy rain was forecast for Tuesday but nothing seen in the news or on here?  Just curious, even though our house is on the higher part of La Siesta so did not suffer during the September storms.  

Anyone affected by flooding in the area?

Kimmy11

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Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 1:58pm

We had rain most of the day, but nothing like the September storm.  The north coast of Spain, beyond Barcelona, and the south of France took the biggest hit this time.

Kind regards,

Kim

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Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 2:53pm

I do wish people would desist from calling every storm or heavy rain shower a 'Gota Fria'. 

Do please look it up and learn what the term actually means before mindlessly trotting it out. 

MichaelLaSiesta

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Sun Oct 27, 2019 4:22pm

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Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 4:22pm

Kimmy11 wrote on Sun Oct 27, 2019 1:58pm:

We had rain most of the day, but nothing like the September storm.  The north coast of Spain, beyond Barcelona, and the south of France took the biggest hit this time.

Kind regards,

Kim

Thanks for that polite reply (unlike the other one).

It makes no difference to me as we are ok where our house is and we are in the UK now anyway.  I was just interested.

MichaelLaSiesta

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Sun Oct 27, 2019 4:25pm

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Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 4:25pm

Movingon wrote on Sun Oct 27, 2019 2:53pm:

I do wish people would desist from calling every storm or heavy rain shower a 'Gota Fria'. 

Do please look it up and learn what the term actually means before mindlessly trotting it out. 

What a friendly reply that was (not!).  I was only asking out of interest that's all.  I used the term because that very same one was used the week before last in a couple of places where I was looking up current news items for the region.  Obviously sometimes journalists (or blog writers) over exaggerate what's coming but, as I say, I was only quoting what had been "forecast".

Seems it wasn't anything like the three-day horrible weather that I witnessed in September, but then I didn't really think it would be.

RayD

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Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 7:13pm

Movingon wrote on Sun Oct 27, 2019 2:53pm:

I do wish people would desist from calling every storm or heavy rain shower a 'Gota Fria'. 

Do please look it up and learn what the term actually means before mindlessly trotting it out. 

The terms DANA (Depresión Aislada en Niveles Altos) and Gota Fría mean the same thing and this last lot of rain rain was the result of a DANA. However, it was out to sea and we only got the edge of the 'drop'. The north of Spain suffered a lot more.

Have a look at this web page if you want to understand a bit more about it. Sorry it's in Spanish, but there you are 😉

https://noticias.eltiempo.es/por-que-se-producen-tantas-tormentas-estos-dias-todo-sobre-la-dana/

Kimmy11

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Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 7:22pm

Hi Michael,

You're correct - AEMET, Spain's meteorological department, did forecast a "DANA" for Monday 21st and Tuesday 22nd October (colloquially, it's referred to as a "gota fria", meaning "cold drop").  As I said in my previous response, we got off lightly this time, but the north coast of Spain and the south of France were not so lucky. 

I had an idea it wouldn't be as bad for us as last time, when I saw that AEMET's Orihuela office had posted on their Twitter account the preceding Thursday, "You'll need your big coat"  :o)

Kind regards,

Kim

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I got the bus to Murcea and found I could  could not get a bus to Torreavieja because the road was closed .Please excuse any errors as I am Dyslexic and Autistic.

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