According to the cabañuelas the arrival of winter is confirmed by cold weather as we move into December. Disgracefully, November, which in the past was traditionally the month associated with a great quantity of rain, passed with more pain than glory, that's to say brought few of the necessary showers. What's more, the little rain that did fall in November, fell in a catastrophic way, confirming the worst predictions of those who say that the effect of climate change is low rainfall but concentrated in short periods bringing great destruction.
The first two weeks of December will be cold, windy and with little rain. The second two weeks will be very similar, but the wind effect will make it feel even colder.
The cabañuelas are the traditional method of forecasting the weather based on meteorological patterns observed in the first month of the year.