Malaga Villas – Never Ending Summer
Its every tourists dream; a never ending summer. We are deep into November 2017 and the sun is belting down for all its worth. daytime temperatures in the high twenties are just what the doctor ordered. If you are a tourist that is.
2017 will go down as a long hot year. There has been several heatwaves with highs in the 50’s in places like Granada. Here, in Villanueva del Trabuco, we have had high 40ºC days.
The rain has been minimal and a drought is forecast for the latter part of 2017, unless we get some rain from somewhere.
No Rain? Endless Summer, what’s the problem?
Cortijo La Nava is located in a rural setting and as such, the area is reliant on rain and as much as we can get but, at the right time. Olive crops are particularly sensitive to lack of water.The rains that come help to swell the olives, they also help with such crops as wheat, peas, Anise and other crops grown here in Andalucia.
Although we are sensitive to the need to conserve water, we are rarely forced to make cuts to the service but the crops are essential to the local economy.
The tourists love the weather. Its hot but not humid, there is little or no need for air con. Planning an event, such as a BBQ is stress free, because, unlike in the UK, you are guaranteed several months of dry weather. Nothing needs to be left to chance.
From May until October there is seldom much rain.
Andalucia: Annual Weather Averages. July is the hottest month in Andalucia with an average temperature of 28°C (82°F) The coldest is January at 11°C (51°F) with the most daily sunshine hours at 12 in July. The wettest month is March with an average of 90mm of rain.
This year has been different. Hopefully, the end of November will bring some much needed rain. If not, I suspect there will be a lot of happy tourists taking in the rays and enjoying a break from the bleak UK weather.