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Hottest and driest May since 1950
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thinkSPAIN , Monday, June 11, 2012

THIS May has been the driest and second-hottest in over 60 years, according to the State meteorological agency, AEMET.

The Mediterranean and south coasts in particular have seen unprecedented climates which are more akin to those found in July.

Temperatures have been an average of 2.5ºC higher, although in practice, parts of the coast were sweltering as the mercury hit the high 30s and even 40s at a time of year when it rarely creeps above 20ºC to 25ºCC.

And rainfall has been 88 per cent lower than average, says AEMET, being a mere 5.8 litres per square metre, or 0.58mm.

This means last month was the driest May since 1950, and the second-hottest in over 30 years, beaten only by May 1999.

Temperatures on Sunday, May 13 the hottest day of the month rose to 39.2ºC and 39.3ºC in Xàtiva and Miramar (Valencia) respectively, and 39.7ºC in Carcaixent (Valencia).

Yesterday and today saw the thermometer shoot up to between 29ºC and 34ºC in the shade along the Mediterranean coast, despite predictions of a drop in temperatures after the May heatwave.

 
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