Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Sunny Madrid

Sunny weather is something I love about Madrid.  It hardly ever rains here, especially in comparison with Boston.  Actually, most of the countryside is brown.  You'll notice when you fly into Madrid that everything looks arid.  Even the air feels dry here.  The days are always sunny here.  It's fabulous.

Madrid Weather - Week of October 11, 2011
In the above photo, it's still in the 80s in mid-October.  How great is that?  And sunny everyday, all day.  Spain should actually be on the same time zone as England, since it is directly south of England, but instead choose a time zone one hour ahead in order to have more hours of sunlight later in the day.  This decision makes sense because life happens at night in Madrid.  You know, dinner at 10 pm - everything gets pushed back a few hours by the siesta.  So, why not extend the hours of daylight too?

For comparison:

Here's the weather for Boston this week.  Raining, cloudy, colder.  Monday will probably never reach the high of 85 degrees.  Time for some rain boots!  Also, it will probably rain all day and all night on Wednesday and Thursday.  When it rains in Madrid (almost never), it rains for about 5 minutes, and then the sun comes out again.
Boston Weather - Week of October 11, 2011
 Here's Chicago's weather for this week.  Cloudy, rainy.  Yes, Chicago rains less than Boston, and the weather is more consistent.  But where's the sun in this forecast?  Oh right, it's in Madrid.
Chicago Weather - Week of October 11, 2011
I've never understood the sentence, "The rain in Spain stays mainly in the plain," from My Fair Lady.  The plain is more of a hill/mountain range, and it's totally brown and dry, so I doubt there's much rain there.

*All images in this post are photos of my computer screen with google's info.*

Yes, I realize I could have done a screen print, or something more legit than taking a picture of my computer screen.  Maybe next time.

1 comment:

  1. It's been great here for the past couple of weeks, but Spain most definately has better weather:)