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Environment/Nature news & information for Spain

Heatwave over and heavens open
Environment Sat, Jul 27, 2019

Heatwave over and heavens open

AFTER five days of intense heat with temperatures above 40ºC in the shade in much of Spain, the mercury is set to drop today (Saturday) and tomorrow and persistent heavy rain is forecast. According to the State...

Portugal thanks Spain for 'swift response' to fire help appeal
Environment Wed, Jul 24, 2019

Portugal thanks Spain for 'swift response' to fire...

PORTUGUESE authorities have confirmed the massive wildfire in the centre of the country is now under control and has thanked Spain for its prompt help in sending equipment. Five infernos broke out within an hour, three...

A sea of lavender: Guadalajara province's aromatic landscape and festival
Environment Sun, Jul 21, 2019

A sea of lavender: Guadalajara province's aromatic...

IT'S NOT Provence. It's not even Norfolk. But the heady, uplifting and refreshing scent of lavender and the blanket of mauve across acres and acres of countryside, as far as you can see and beyond, might make...

London 'as warm as Barcelona' by the year 2050, say scientists
Environment Fri, Jul 19, 2019

London 'as warm as Barcelona' by the year 2050, say...

WITHIN just over 30 years, the climate in Madrid will be similar to what it is in Marrakech today and that of London will be very much like Barcelona's is now, according to research at the Federal Polytechnic School...

Heatwave to hit Spain...exactly 84 years after 53ºC inferno in Zaragoza
Environment Mon, Jun 24, 2019

Heatwave to hit Spain...exactly 84 years after 53ºC...

AS THE NATION braces itself for its first heatwave of 2019 with temperatures of over 40ºC in the shade expected from Wednesday onwards, at least Spain's residents and visitors can take comfort from the fact they...

Summer 2019 in Spain will be 'hotter than average', says Met office
Environment Thu, Jun 20, 2019

Summer 2019 in Spain will be 'hotter than average',...

WEATHER experts are forecasting a hotter-than-usual summer in Spain this year, just over 24 hours before the most-awaited season begins. Officially, summer starts in Spain at 17.54 mainland time (16.54 in the Canary...

Ikea upcycles Spain's sea plastic: Here's how you can, too
Environment Sun, Jun 9, 2019

Ikea upcycles Spain's sea plastic: Here's how you...

WE KNOW the statistics, we've seen the pictures, we've signed the petitions and pressured the supermarkets – but the plastic waste problem persists, and it seems it's bigger than any of us. Bringing our...

'Hurricane Miguel' to hit the north-west...then disappear
Environment Thu, Jun 6, 2019

'Hurricane Miguel' to hit the north-west...then...

'HURRICANE Miguel' is on its way to mainland Spain, although the Met office expects most of the east and south will escape its effects. The State weather office AEMET said an 'explosive cyclogenesis' was...

North-south weather divide: High summer in Andalucía, winter in Cantabria
Environment Tue, May 28, 2019

North-south weather divide: High summer in Andalucía,...

FOUR seasons in one day – or at least in one week – are relatively common in May and the northern half of the country tends to be cooler than the south; but this weekend will bring a rare, extreme contrast, says the...

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