The Terral is coming… Are you prepared?!
Temperatures around 40 degrees might sound like heaven, but this dry wind makes for an especially unpleasant time so it doesn’t hurt to be prepared.
There won’t be much respite outside, so make sure your home is Terral-proof by closing all your windows and blinds so that your place stays cool.
While you came to Spain for the wonderful sunshine, that sun is what’s going to bring the heat so you might have to sacrifice your wonderful views for a few days.
If you’ve got air conditioning… lucky you! But do check the consumption of your A/C to avoid any unexpected bills next month!
If you have to do the grocery shopping or any other errands, try to do them as early in the day as possible. If it’s already past 2pm, forget it!
Avoid going out between 2 and 7pm to avoid the very real risk of sunstroke.
If you do choose to go out take a sun hat, sunglasses and a bottle of water with you. Don’t forget the sun cream too!
You might find the idea of carrying a Spanish-style ‘abanico’ hand fan a bit embarrassing, but any real ‘malagueño’ doesn’t leave home without one during Terral. They do work!
It’ll be very busy, but no doubt one of the best ways to avoid the heat is to head to the beach take a dip in the sea – especially as the water won’t be freezing cold!
This may sound a bit extreme, but the Terral only affects Malaga and its surroundings. If you’ve been planning on going to Granada, Cordoba or Ronda, maybe now’s the time to do it.
Daryl moved to Malaga permanently in 2014 having first fallen in love with the city on his Erasmus year. After working for many years at local expat newspaper SUR in English, Daryl gained expert knowledge in life from the perspective of foreign residents and decided to co-found Malaga Guru in 2016.