IT has been the wettest winter since records began in Andalucia. Official.
The extent, consistency and sheer volume of rainfall has wreaked havoc on the region and caused more than one billion euros of damage.
Fausto Polvorinos, meteorologist for the Malaga Weather Centre revealed that the deluges are due to “abnormal western weather patterns”.
Polvorinos explained: “South-westerly low pressure fronts are to blame for the torrential rainfall.
“Normally these weather patterns are restricted to just November and December, but this year, they have continued well into February.
“They are normally broken up by high pressure fronts which bring periods of sun and dryness. This has not happened this year.”
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