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Environment/Nature news & information for Spain

Second-hottest October since 1965
Environment Wed, Nov 8, 2017

Second-hottest October since 1965

LAST month was the second-hottest October in Spain since 1965 and the driest so far this century, according to the State meteorological agency, AEMET. The average temperature across the nation was 18.5ºC, which is 2...

Rain appears at last – and helps Galicia firefighters
Environment Wed, Oct 18, 2017

Rain appears at last – and helps Galicia firefighters

LONG-AWAITED rain has hit Spain at last after weeks of dry weather – and the change in climate is most welcome in the north-western region of Galicia where it is helping to bring the devastating forest fires under...

Hurricane Ophelia to hit Galicia
Environment Fri, Oct 13, 2017

Hurricane Ophelia to hit Galicia

HURRICANE Ophelia will bring gale-force winds and choppy seas to Spain's far north-western region of Galicia in the early hours of this Monday morning. The tropical storm reached the Portuguese islands of the Azores...

Record October temperatures: 33ºC in southern Spain
Environment Wed, Oct 11, 2017

Record October temperatures: 33ºC in southern Spain

TEMPERATURES soared to up to an unseasonable 33ºC yesterday (Tuesday), leading to the unprecedented sight of full beaches in mid-October. The hottest climates, however, were in land-locked provinces such as Sevilla,...

Earthquake in Tenerife
Environment Tue, Oct 10, 2017

Earthquake in Tenerife

AN EARTHQUAKE reaching 4 on the Richter scale shook the south-west of Tenerife in the early hours of this morning (Tuesday), but no damage was caused as it was located a very long way beneath the surface. Emergency...

Floods cause mayhem in Calpe and Benidorm
Environment Sat, Oct 7, 2017

Floods cause mayhem in Calpe and Benidorm

SUDDEN downpours today have flooded the towns of Benidorm and Calpe (Alicante province) leaving drivers trapped in their cars. Firefighters had to rescue one family from Calpe's Avenida Rumanía – a couple and...

Wet October start for Catalunya referendum day
Environment Sat, Sep 30, 2017

Wet October start for Catalunya referendum day

IF FORECASTS from Spain's met office are correct, it may be raining on Catalunya's parade as determined voters try to cast their ballot tomorrow (Sunday). Whilst daytime temperatures are expected to remain...

September's here and summer's back in Spain
Environment Mon, Sep 4, 2017

September's here and summer's back in Spain

TEMPERATURES across Spain will return to normal for the time of year from this week after a disappointingly-cool and wet August, according to the State meteorological agency, AEMET. Even in the hottest parts of the...

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