The recent storms on the weekend of 17th – 18th December 2016, were a late gota fria which are usually a phenomena in Spain in September or October.
Here are some videos from around the region, (Almería, Murcia, Alicante) showing some of the effects.
Cars and vehicles washed down the street.
Tragically, an old man washed away and drowned in Alicante.
Rio Almanzora at Arboleas, normally a dry river bed!