I've been down with the flu for about a week and I didn't choose the best time to do it. See, winter arrived in Barcelona and it's been coooold! According to some who has been in Barcelona for years they haven't experienced such cold weather here ever. It even snowed on thursday morning! Crazy!
It didn't last more than a couple of hours before the sun came out and took over again, but it really snowed! Since I was in bed freezing with fever I didn't run out with my camera to catch the moment on "film" but luckily someone else did:
Last weekend we had normal "winter" temperatures with about 17 degrees in the shadow and twenty-something in the sun, and then boom- the cold wave that hit northern Europe reached all the way down to Spain as well. Back home they are talking about temperatures between 20 and 30 degrees, and I am not talking about positive ones... But I am in Spain after all! It's not supposed to be this cold here!
Yeah yeah, I know, it's all so very stereotypical to think warm sun and blue skies in Spain, and it's somehow fun to experience this completely non-stereotypical Spanish weather, but I've been having this nasty flu and when you have a fever you might struggle to keep warm, which has been my case and this week it's been soo cold everywhere. Outside, inside...
It's not like I am not used to some cold weather, after all I come from Norway. But up there the houses are well prepared for the cold, the windows are double glazed, the walls are well isolated, and (obviously) every house has heaterS. (Note the plural..)
Here that's not the case. When it's windy outside, the curtains move behind the closed windows... not so very tight and insulating windows in other words. And not helping to keep the cold out. And having no heater and no insulation, the cold brick walls make sure to keep the buildings cold when it's cold outside. Last night the outside temperature marked 0.5 degrees!!!!! And the prediction for today is this:
|Máx.: 5ºC |
|04/02/2012||Buen tiempo durante todo el sábado. Temperaturas sin cambios.||Salida:08:00|
Really?? Max 5º and min -2º?
Its hard believing it though, cause right now the sun is on the temperature marker and it shows 23 degrees...but I guess it's cold in the shadow. I might just stay under the duvet!
Have a lovely weekend everyone!