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Typical fall weather

ivar

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Hi all,

Just a few words on the weather... the key word would be rain.

The last few weeks we have had rain, rain and rain (with the exception of 3 days last week). Some days less than others, but at times quite heavy downfall mixed with wind. It is typically weather for Galicia, since the weather is coming in directly from the Atlantic.

Temperature wise, the last few weeks we have had minimums of 6-7c (about 40F) as a minimum and max of about 25c (60's F?) the days with blue skies, and during the rainy days Min of about 12c and max of 20c.

So for those of you planning an October pilgrimage, rain gear and sun tan lotion might be used!

For more weather statistics, have a look here:
http://www.santiago-today.com/santiago- ... ebcams.cfm

Un saludo,
Ivar
 
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bpondugula

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Good evening Ivar

Thanks for the info. I will be starting my pilgrimage tomorrow in Ocebreiro

Hope I dont get caught in the downpours

Regards
Bharat
 
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ivar

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Yes, I did not sleep much last night. It was like living in a wash machine. Mostly strong wind and heavy rain, but then again some minutes without rain or wind. It was like someone had set the wash machine on a long wash cycle.

We are now awaiting the spin- and dry- cycle. :)

Rivers are flooded, the one close to my house has risen about 4 meters since 3 days ago (it is not that wide, so a bit of rain and it raises) and the bridge can now not be used.

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A picture from La Voz today
 
more flooding, with firemen spending 3 hours pumping out the Sar colegiata, just outside Santiago (that's the one that's leaning over)
http://www.elcorreogallego.es/index.php ... icia=96330
http://www.lavozdegalicia.es/ed_santiag ... TO=5217196
Padron also badly affected, with the Camino Portugues currently impassable
http://www.elcorreogallego.es/index.php ... icia=96331
More photos here and here

INM stats show 77mm in Padron over last 24 hours, 86mm in Ferrol, and a mere 52mm in Santiago. (77mm is around 3")
 

ivar

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Yes, downtown Cee just had their 3rd flood this month. 1 Meter deep mud I was told. :-( What happens is that if the flood water comes at high tide, the river can't get the water away fast enough, and the way Cee is located, the water gets held up there. The mud comes from the fact that the fires this summer took away the plants in the forest around Cee. So now the water flows fast and easy.

I live 300 meters from the river Sar that passes my house on its way to Padron. This morning the bridge that I use to travel to Santiago was closed again. I have also been out digging new outlets for water that comes from a nearby forest, don't want this "river" to enter my back yard.

This summer we had 2 months without rain, we asked for rain.... Now we have rain. :)

It seems like the weather will get gradually better, and Friday we might even see the sun according to the TVE weather report last night.

Un saludo,
Ivar
 

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ivar

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I saw a photo in La Voz de Galicia a few days ago of a pilgrim biking through Padron with water up to his knees.

I guess a general advice these days is: if you walk close to a river, expect flooding (this would be true also in other parts of Spain, as the rain is not only falling in Galicia these days).

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