February rains brings much needed relief to Axarquia

February showers bring hope to Axarquía Image: Shutterstock/ Salvador Calero

IN a positive turn, towns like Alfarnate, Alfarnatejo, and Colmenar in the high Axarquía region are reaping the benefits of February’s much-needed rainfall. While the La Viñuela reservoir shows a slight recovery, holding 13 cubic hectometres, it’s still only at 8 per cent capacity. This is a relief, but the area continues to struggle with an ongoing drought.

Significant Precipitation Stats for Alfarnatejo, Colmenar, Cómpeta, and Periana

February’s rainfall has been significant, with places like Alfarnatejo receiving 117.4 litres per square metre and Colmenar getting 72.5. Other areas, like Cómpeta and Periana, also witnessed notable precipitation.

La Maroma Peak Witnesses Second Snowfall of the Year

Since October 2023, La Viñuela has collected 132.50 litres per square metre, better than the previous dry year. However, it’s not enough for daily use. The State Meteorological Agency (AEMET) does anticipate more rain in early March. Additionally, the picturesque La Maroma peak saw a second snowfall this year.

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Catherine McGeer

I am an Irish writer who has been living in Spain for the past twenty years. My writing centers around the Costa Cálida. As a mother I also write about family life on the coast of Spain and every now and then I try to break down the world of Spanish politics!