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Environment/Nature news and information for Spain

Environment Sat, Nov 18, 2017

November 2017 set to be driest in 36 years

IF IT DOES not rain in Spain in the next few days, this November will go down on record as being the driest in 36 years, warns the State meteorological agency, AEMET. And this is likely to spell impending disaster for...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...