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Environment/Nature news & information for Seville province

Highs of 48ºC in Sevilla
Environment Mon, Jun 16, 2014

Highs of 48ºC in Sevilla

TEMPERATURES rocketed to an unseasonally-high 48ºC in the shade in Sevilla this weekend, making it the hottest city in Spain. The State meteorological agency, AEMET, raised its weather warning to orange for most of...

Écija flooded
Environment Mon, Dec 20, 2010

Écija flooded

A TOWN in southern Spain is under water after a nearby river burst its banks following the weekend's torrential rain. Écija (Sevilla) is nearly a foot deep in water after the Argamasilla stream overflowed – just...

Military assistance called in as rivers burst their banks
Environment Tue, Dec 7, 2010

Military assistance called in as rivers burst their banks

Fifty soldiers from the Military Emergency Unit (UME) have been hard at work since 6.30am in Écija (Seville) to help control floodwaters from the river Genil and the Argamasilla tributary, which have forced dozens of...

13 lynx cubs born in captivity this year
Environment Tue, Apr 7, 2009

13 lynx cubs born in captivity this year

The arrival of five more Iberian lynx cubs last week takes to thirteen the number born in captivity in Spain this year. The cubs were born in two centres - El Acebuche (Doñana) and La Olivilla (Sierra Morena) - as part...

Environment Thu, Oct 2, 2008

Dawn quake felt in five provinces

A small earthquake measuring 4.7 on the Richter scale, the epicentre of which was just to the southeast of the town of Morón de la Frontera (Sevilla) just before dawn this morning, was also felt in the surrounding...

Welcome rain to continue into weekend
Environment Thu, Apr 10, 2008

Welcome rain to continue into weekend

This week's much-needed persistent rainfall has been causing minor inconvenience across the country with the northwest, the Canary Islands and the south bearing the brunt. In Huelva province to the extreme west of...

Hundreds of Utrera homes suffer overnight flooding
Environment Wed, Nov 21, 2007

Hundreds of Utrera homes suffer overnight flooding

Utrera town council has confirmed that a state of emergency has been declared as a result of torrential rain yesterday and last night. More than 100 litres of rain per square metre fell yesterday, causing the Calzas...

Two women die in torrential storm
Environment Wed, Oct 3, 2007

Two women die in torrential storm

The extremely heavy rain and hail storms that have been punishing the province of Sevilla over the past few hours claimed their first two casualties last night as a freakishly torrential downpour claimed the lives of...

Sevilla on weekend heat alert
Environment Thu, Aug 31, 2006

Sevilla on weekend heat alert

After several days of maximum temperatures above 40ºC, the province of Sevilla remains on level orange heat alert with little respite for the weekend ahead, except on Saturday, when temperatures are forecast to drop a...

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