Our first autumn rain arrived today and it´s been a good kind of rain. I took the above photoraph this morning from the Mirador overlooking the village of Cómpeta, which shows a different kind of scene than the last time you saw it.
Often, at this time of year, after a hot summer, our first rains come in the form of huge thunderstorms and we are deluged with so much water that most of it runs off the parched earth without doing much good.
Yesterday we had grey skies, and this morning we were first of all treated to gentle rain which gradually became harder as the morning progressed. It´s stopped raining now, which is good because there is opportunity for the water to be absorbed into the earth before the next rainfall.
I only wrote about the water level in Lake Viñuela last week, and whilst there wont have been much difference made this morning, we are expecting heavy rainfall over the next couple of days.
Not only did we enjoy the rain, but this little chap had a great time too. He´s a regular visitor and usually hides amongst some plant pots near the house, often digging down into them, dislodging the contents.
UPDATE – 29TH SEPTEMBER: Yesterday (Friday 28th) we experienced very heavy rain, with lightning and thunderstorms throughout much of the day. The Axarquía area, east of Málaga, suffered less than surrounding areas, with up to 77 litres of water per square metre of land. Today has been cloudy with showers, but a normal service of wall-to-wall sunshine is expected to resume tomorrow :)
Click here to see videos and reports of flooding from other parts of Málaga province.
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