The other day, Wednesday Jan 16, we got 59.2mm of rain in Cercedilla and on Friday 18 a similar quantity of rainfall was had in Cotos. All that water would fill a pretty big teacup.. The figure for Cercedilla is notable in that you would have to go back to October 2007 to find a similar one (57.7mm) and October 2005 for a higher one (72.9mm..that’s a lot of rain in one day!).. However i think the figure for Cotos is more significant..not because it’s unusual for that quantity of water to fall at 1800m..but because it’s pretty strange to get that much rain in the middle of January and not a flake of snow. And when at similar altitudes up the road in the Pyrenees they just got around two meters of fluffy white stuff.. weird weather indeed.
All is not lost though..more precipitation and this time in the form of frozen crystals is forecast for Guadarrama in the coming days.