The Costa Blanca enjoys a mild and pleasant climate all year round, but autumn brings with it a phenomenon called ‘gota fría’ (a cold front) which causes big storms all along the coast.

They are not very serious, but it is better be prepared.

What is the ‘cold drop’?

The ‘cold drop’ on the Mediterranean coast is a phenomenon that occurs when a cold and dry air front collides with a warm and very humid one due to the evaporation of large amounts of water caused by high sea temperatures.

This atmospheric phenomenon causes strong rains with large quantities of water that fall into very little time. The storms are short but very intense and are accompanied by strong winds and temperature drops.

This atmospheric phenomenon is also known as DANA, abbreviation for High Level Isolated Depression.


How should I prepare for the ‘cold drop’ season?

The main consequence of this atmospheric phenomenon, which usually occurs at the beginning of the year, is the autumn, is the large amount of flooding and damages that cause.

In the space of a few hours, the Costa Blanca receives many, many liters of rain. It is not a big problem, but you should be prepared for prevent damage that this rain may cause to your property.

Some houses on the Costa Blanca are not occupied all year round as they are second or vacation homes. This means that when the rainy autumn weather arrives the owners are not around to keep an eye on what is going on..


If, for example, your yard drains are clogged with fallen leaves, you could inundarse and the water could damage not only the garden or the pool, but also the doors and the interior of your property.

Clearing garden drains of debris before leaving at the end of summer is, of course, a good preventative measure, but they will probably only stay clear for a few days at most. Eventually, unless someone pays attention, they will become blocked.

The ‘cold drop’ is often accompanied by severe thunderstorms and lightning that can cause power surges on the electrical grid. It is a good idea to install ground fault circuit interrupters to prevent damage to the electrical installation and to plug as many things as possible into socket strips with circuit breakers.

Home Control Plus is the perfect solution

To avoid all this, it is best to entrust someone else with the maintenance of your property throughout the year We know that it can be difficult to find someone to trust with such an important task, but at Jetvillas we know what you need. and we are always here to help you and make your life easier.

With Home Control Plus, your property will always be in perfect condition, ready to welcome you warmly when you arrive and avoid the need to deal with whatever happened while you were away.

We will visit your property regularly, at least once a month, and make sure everything is in order, keep your home clean and ventilated to avoid moisture problems, repair any small defects, avoid large bills due to dripping faucets or lights left on by mistake, and keep thieves and squatters away.

Feel the privilege of not having to worry about anything when you sign up for Home Control Plus.

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