Photo from La Voz de Galica
I had a walk in old town Santiago today. I made it a short walk, since the weather has been quite horrible the last few days. It was quite a scene. If you had an umbrella, holding it with one hand was not enough... the two hand grip was needed. Then, at least the umbrella would not blow away... another question is if it would be useful afterwards... about 80% of the umbrellas I saw in town today was stuffed away in trash cans around town. I even saw some "quality" umbrellas in the trash today.... Today is a day where umbrellas really did not help at all.
The wind has been reported to reach, at least in the gusts, around 100km/h (60 miles/hour?).
It was reported that during the first 8 days of 2008 we got more rain than in the fall of 2007. I believe it, and it has kept raining since the 8th.
Typical poncho weather!