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Environment/Nature news & information for Spain

Mini-heatwave this weekend with temperatures up to 37ºC
Environment Wed, May 8, 2019

Mini-heatwave this weekend with temperatures up to 37ºC

THE first heatwave of 2019 is on its way with temperatures of up to 37ºC expected from this Friday, according to the State meteorological agency, AEMET. The mercury will start to climb on Friday from around 32ºC in...

Easter downpours boost reservoirs and guarantee summer water supply
Environment Tue, Apr 23, 2019

Easter downpours boost reservoirs and guarantee summer...

TORRENTIAL rain over Easter reaching up to 17.3 centimetres (6.8 inches) on the east coast has helped replenish ailing reservoirs which have been struggling to remain topped up after several years of either drought or...

Hail and snow bring Spain to a halt
Environment Sat, Apr 6, 2019

Hail and snow bring Spain to a halt

IF THE old adage about April showers is true, Spain should be blooming with May flowers next month: a sudden return to winter across the country has brought temperatures as low as -6ºC in the north and centre, road...

Spain swelters, but Teide shut due to snow
Environment Mon, Mar 25, 2019

Spain swelters, but Teide shut due to snow

EVEN though most of Spain is basking in unseasonably-high temperatures and ski slopes are melting over a fortnight ahead of their usual closing dates, one of the country’s warmest regions has issued warnings over snow...

Light relief for hayfever sufferers: Low-pollen spring follows worst winter since 1994
Environment Thu, Mar 21, 2019

Light relief for hayfever sufferers: Low-pollen spring...

HAYFEVER sufferers will have an easy spring this year after the toughest winter in a quarter of a century, according to the Spanish Society for Allergies and Clinical Immunology (SEAIC). Lack of rainfall in winter means...

Another sunny weekend: Unseasonably-high temperatures continue
Environment Thu, Feb 28, 2019

Another sunny weekend: Unseasonably-high temperatures...

AN ANTI-CYCLONE described by weather bosses as ‘eternal’ continues in Spain with a second weekend of unusually-high temperatures forecast, even in areas that are traditionally uncomfortably freezing at this time of...

Europe’s 2021 plastic ban: How will it affect Spain?
Environment Tue, Feb 26, 2019

Europe’s 2021 plastic ban: How will it affect Spain?

DISPOSABLE plastic has had its day in the European Union – by the year after next, heaps of everyday throwaway items that take up to 1,000 years to break down and disappear will be off the shelves in all 27 member...

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