By Gavin Lee
BBC Europe reporter, Spain
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media captionThe BBC met people who made a late dash from the UK to Spain before Brexit
The new year has brought storms to Spain's Costa del Sol – the sunshine coast is being lashed by rain and wind.
It's not what thousands of British expats signed up for when they chose to come out here to live.
Those living here, or those planning to in the future, will have to adjust to new post-Brexit rules.
Travel to Spain is more complicated now that the new EU-UK trade agreement has come into force. Since 1 January, the UK has been considered as a "third country" to the EU. Any newcomers will have to follow a new system.