The dusting of snow on the peaks, seen from Coín. / SALVADOR LOPEZ MILLÁN

First snow of the season falls in Malaga’s Sierra de las Nieves

Meanwhile, the weather forecast still does not show significant rainfall in the province in the short term and only an average amount at Christmas

IGNACIO LILLO

Some residents of Malaga province woke this Wednesday morning, 24 November, to see a light covering of snow, the first of the season, dusting the peaks of the appropriately named Sierra de las Nieves.

The Dana (isolated high level depression) that started to cross the area during Tuesday afternoon left the pleasant surprise. The snow started to fall at around 7.30 pm, while at lower altitudes weak showers fell, and lightning was reported along the coast.

Lack of rain

Meanwhile the weather forecast still does not show significant rainfall in the province in the short term. None is predicted during the forthcoming public holiday weekend in early December, in a month that normally sees an average of 100mm. Forecasters expect that we might have to wait until the end of December, at Christmas, when an average amount of rain might be expected.