While all this was going on in north Gran Canaria, the south of the island was hot and sunny and didn't get a drop of rain. Early reports say that north Gran Canaria got 40mm of rain, most in just a couple of hours; enough to close roads, flood tunnels and make the streets run with water.
In the evening, there was little sign that the rain was about to pour down. It was just a normal (and gorgeous) sunset in west Gran Canaria; so gorgeous that Lex was out with his camera
As you can see, the light was perfect but there was no sign of rain
But as the sun dropped, the clouds started to build
It all started to look a bit ominous, but Lex kept clicking away as the sun touched the horizon
The last rays lit up the first showers as they gave Agaete's wind turbines a good clean.
Then the rain just got stronger and stronger as it spread across the north of the island
In Agaete and Puerto de Las Nieves towns, it got dark fast
And then the rain really started
But only on the island itself. It was sunny out over the sea
It was several hours before the rain stopped and a bedraggled Lex made it home
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