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« on: August 10, 2009, 20:56 PM »
The locals in Lanjaron, as I believe in other parts Spain do also, take the first 12 days of August and then the next 12 days of August to get an idea of the weather for the year ahead :ie 1st of August is January through to the 12th August being December, then 13th August being December and back to the 24th August being January giving you 2 days to get an idea of weather.

Does anyone know what the name of this is in Spanish?

Does anoyone know if this sort of works or not?

The locals here are already saying this coming winter will not be like last year, it will be alot dryer and warmer?!

Does anyone make a note of this themselves?

Interesting stuff.

Maria

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« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2009, 16:52 PM »
Greetings María,
Just seen this one.
No, it's the first news I have of this - and given the great differences in climatological conditions here in Spain, I'd be surprised if it's applicable to the rest of the country.

As of even date, have their forecasts predictions been right in Lanjarón?

We'll-come-back-to-this-thread-in-a-year-six-month's-time regs.,
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« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2009, 18:25 PM »
Hi All
I keep a journal/newsletter, which gives some indication of the weather, in 4 to 6  weekly blocks, but no real detail of temperatures, but I will be noting this winter to see if the predictions are right. One of the problems in León is that the weather is incredibly stable, in other words dry and sunny most of the time, rain is very infrequent, and a whole week of wet weather would be extremely rare. In fact general opinion is that the last few years have been wetter than normal, but I see no strong evidence for that belief. In fact the River Bernesga has remained high this year, and many locals are saying this is a sign of more rain, in fact it is because a new feeder lake has finally been brought on line a Casares and the Bernesga is a direct beneficiary.
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« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2009, 10:37 AM »
Interesting that we seem to be the only area that does this. Its not just Lanjaron as its been on Andalucia Directo so maybe its an Andalucian thing and has been lost in many other parts of Spain?

I have found out the name of this is and its called Cabañuelas and ive found a wikipedia link that explains it in a lot more detail than what I realised.

Chat to the old folk in your towns and see if they have heard of it.

Maria

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« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2009, 12:56 PM »
Well researched María! (clapping icon)
The Sp. Wikipedia gives more info http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caba%C3%B1uelas

Apparently the term "cabañuelas" comes from the Jewish festival of the Tabernáculos. In the north of Spain, the concept of predicting the weather thus is known as the "témporas" - coming from Latin for time or weather? Simon - get out of that one without moving! (technodevil icon).

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« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2009, 17:51 PM »
Greetings All,
Ever eager to learn, and contrastar fuentes (En. anyone?), Technopat asked Mrs Tp (of sturdy Andalusian stock) if she knew of the expression. Nope! I shall, however, ask her parents next time I see 'em.

She did however say that the only meaning of témporas she knows is  :o - well, as this is a family forum, I shall just give you a typical Sp. saying: confundir el culo con las témporas  :technodevil: (En. anyone?).

I knew of the version confundir el culo con las xxxxx but was not aware of témporas as a synonym.

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« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2009, 18:47 PM »
Hi TP
I´ve got témporas as translating to ember days which are days of fasting during Lent, mind you, it was Collins  :booklook: I am assuming your saying equates to the saying can´t tell his a**e from his Elbow, but cannot find book on earthy Spanish words  :noidea:
contraster fuentes - checking sources
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« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2009, 21:47 PM »
Greetings Dave,
Yes, témporas does have that dictionary meaning, but that's all you'll get out of yer Collins. If you ask in any of yer tapas bars you'd get a different answer  >:D

Dead right 'bout the elbow gag! Full ten points if you can fill in the synoym:

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I knew of the version confundir el culo con las xxxxx but was not aware of témporas as a synonym

Of course, there's una versión más fina: Mistaking the oyster for the pearl  :dancing:
Keep-up-the-good-work regs.,
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« Reply #8 on: September 23, 2009, 11:21 AM »
The Spanish Meteorological Agency (AEMET) is predicting a warm autumn for 2009 with temperatures 1 to 1.5ºC above average, especially for the Mediterranean area. Precipitation figures are expected to be normal. In a similar vein, temperatures in August in Spain were “extremely hot”, being the third highest since 1970 (2003 and 2005 were hotter). The hottest temperature was recorded in Alcantarilla (Murcia) on 23 August with a scorching 45ºC

http://www.iberianature.com/spainblog/2009/09/warm-autumn-predicted/
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