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Environment/Nature news and information for Spain

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...

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,...

Environment Thu, Dec 21, 2017

First day of 'unusually' warm winter

THIS winter will be warmer than usual after the driest autumn so far this century, according to the State meteorological agency, AEMET. Temperatures in January, February and March will be on average between 1ºC and...

Environment Wed, Dec 20, 2017

Earthquake of 3.7 in Guadalajara province

AN EARTHQUAKE reaching 3.7 on the Richter scale rocked the central-Spanish town of Yebra (Guadalajara province) this morning (Wednesday). No damage was reported, but the tremor was felt widely across the Castilla-La...

Environment Fri, Dec 15, 2017

'Drought-o-meter' places 16 provinces on red-alert

A TOTAL of 16 provinces in Spain are in 'drought emergency' this month, despite the recent rainfall across the country as a result of 'Storm Ana'. The campaign group SOS Sequía ('SOS Drought')...

Environment Sat, Dec 9, 2017

Storm Ana: Spain's first-ever 'weather with a name'

GALE-FORCE winds are on their way to Spain thanks to a so-called 'explosive cyclogenesis' due to hit the mainland on Sunday – so explosive, in fact, that for the first time in the country's weather history...