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Absolutely.

Normally, it's very rare. But TS Delta hit us sideways in 2005.

At the moment, we have rain bubbling up the African coast from the tropics:



Overnight steady rain over the oriental islands, the first rain this year. There was little rainfall last winter so we are in an eighteen-month long drought here.



Fuerteventura, Sept 24 2012

Rain falls on arid island
Palm trees drink, birds preen
Shoots sprout, wet petals
Mischieviously fecund.

We have an errant tropical storm in the vicinity, since we're talking about weather (& climate),



likely heading next, if it doesn't double back towards the South-West, East or North-East towards Portugal and/or Spain as a very strong post-tropical storm.





But it could head South-East towards these islands.

At the moment, on this island, all is calm and still, very warm, humid, airless. The sea water is also very warm. It would be nice to receive at least a band of torrential rain to refresh this arid island for the first time since last winter.



It is of note, given the Arctic situation, that we do have a large persistent oscillation of the jet stream looping down this way right now.




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