Our interminable Summer finally drew to a close a couple of weeks back, the oaks of the lower Fuenfría Valley seemed to suddenly turn orange-red and temps dropped, and i thought to myself: ‘well, get ready for another December-January Fall season’.. was i wrong! A blast of polar air and accompanying Atlantic front brought us snow on the 1st of December.
Ok, so it wasn’t exactly a foot of the white stuff – more like the thickness of two or three little toes – but the sensation of Winter cold was the real thing. Temperatures haven’t been spectacularly low, minimums of -3º or -4º C locally, but on Saturday 2nd of December we were below zero all day.
To put that into perspective, we went out for an afternoon bike-ride wearing full, multi-layered Winter gear..and didn’t remove a single thing even on the up section.
And the forecasts suggest more wintry weather on the way – let’s hope they get it right!