A friend has phoned us from Guardamar and it seems a " gota fria " has struck today - torrential rain - !!!
Per the newspaper Información in Alicante 115 litres of rain per square metre fell in 6 hours - the worst downpour since 1997.
Our friend reports damaged roads in the town , water so high it was flowing down the pavements and people unable to get in or out of their cars - the level of the water being so high.
Quite a common occurrence this time of the year but it will come as a surprise to some holidaymakers !