Well the rains finally arrived this morning in spectacular style. I’m sure that I wasn’t the only person in Marbella to be wakened at around 6am by a clap of thunder and sudden downpour.

I also had to deal with mopping up a flooded kitchen and bathroom, but the lightning was spectacular over the town.

30 litres fell last night and parts of Marbella had their light and water cut off, while driving conditions were described has hazardous.

AEMET, the Spanish meteorological office, has warned that more of the same is on the way tonight, issuing a Yellow Alert for rain between midnight and 8am tomorrow, with 20 litres forecast.

The weather is expected to improve by Friday.