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Cold front hits Spain bringing more snow
Environment Fri, Feb 9, 2018

Cold front hits Spain bringing more snow

ANOTHER cold front arriving today (Friday) will bring further snow to the mainland, mostly in the northern half but possibly western Extremadura and Andalucía. Storms in the Balearic Islands are expected to come later...

Storms boost reservoirs and ease nationwide drought
Environment Thu, Feb 1, 2018

Storms boost reservoirs and ease nationwide drought

RECENT storms sweeping Spain have helped ease the drought a little – reservoirs were down to under 37% full at the beginning of 2018, but are now up to 42%. The last week alone, which brought a cold front from the...

Earthquake of 3.4 on Richter scale in Olvera, Cádiz
Environment Wed, Jan 31, 2018

Earthquake of 3.4 on Richter scale in Olvera, Cádiz

AN EARTHQUAKE measuring 3.4 on the Richter scale was reported in the province of Cádiz early yesterday morning, the National Geographical Institute (IGN) has just revealed. The epicentre was in the town of Olvera, and...

Downpours and gales cause chaos in Comunidad Valenciana
Environment Sun, Jan 28, 2018

Downpours and gales cause chaos in Comunidad Valenciana

EXTREME storms battering Spain's east coast forced Valencia to shut its commercial port – one of the largest in Europe – for over seven hours today (Sunday), and the State meteorological agency, AEMET, has...

Spain summoned by EU over air pollution
Environment Mon, Jan 22, 2018

Spain summoned by EU over air pollution

NINE European Union member States – including Spain and the UK – have been summoned to Brussels over air-pollution levels and will be expected to explain the steps they have taken to combat the problem. The summit...

Portuguese earthquake felt in Extremadura and Andalucía
Environment Mon, Jan 15, 2018

Portuguese earthquake felt in Extremadura and Andalucía

AN EARTHQUAKE in Portugal measuring 4.9 on the Richter scale was felt in the provinces of Badajoz (Extremadura) and Huelva, Sevilla and Córdoba (Andalucía) this lunchtime (Monday). According to Portugal's Sea and...

Snow to hit most of Spain this weekend
Environment Fri, Jan 5, 2018

Snow to hit most of Spain this weekend

AT LEAST half of mainland Spain will be covered in snow this weekend – even southern and coastal provinces, according to the State meteorological agency, AEMET. La Rioja in the far north will see the most white stuff,...

'Storm Bruno' replaces 'Storm Ana': Rain, wind, cold and snow across Spain
Environment Tue, Dec 26, 2017

'Storm Bruno' replaces 'Storm Ana': Rain,...

NOW Storm Ana has blown over, Spain is about to be hit by Storm Bruno with torrential rain, wind and snow in the centre, south and north of the country and in mountainous areas. Spain's second 'storm with a...

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