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Environment/Nature news and information for Spain

Environment Sun, Jul 2, 2017

Winter wonderland in Girona as rest of Spain swelters

FIREFIGHTERS were still bailing out garages, car parks and ground-floor buildings in the city of Girona last night (Saturday) after a freak hailstorm covered the streets in a blanket of white on Friday. While the rest...

Environment Wed, Jun 28, 2017

Shark shuts Mallorca beach

A SHARK appearing on the shore at a beach near Magaluf forced lifeguards to evacuate the sea at the weekend, emergency services have just reported. The Blue Shark was described as being eight feet (2.4 metres) long and...

Environment Tue, Jun 27, 2017

Record sea temperatures for June off mainland Spain

WATER temperatures in the Mediterranean and Cantabrian Seas have hit historic highs for the month of June, rising by up to 2.53ºC in a decade. Buoys fitted with temperature guages show that the Atlantic ocean off the...

Environment Thu, Jun 22, 2017

Sizzling summer on the cards, warns Spanish Met Office

This summer, which officially started at 6h24 on Wednesday, looks set to be a hot one across the whole of Spain with temperatures between 0.5 and 1 degree higher than the season average, especially in central and...

Environment Sat, Jun 17, 2017

Spain's heatwave records revealed

AS SPAIN continues to be gripped in a suffocating heatwave which started on Thursday and is expected to continue until at least Monday, reports of temperatures over 40ºC in the shade have become frequent – but...

Environment Thu, Jun 15, 2017

Pupils faint and court workers walk out as indoor...

FIVE children needed medical attention at schools in Madrid today (Thursday) and civil servants walked out of the courts in the region because of the heatwave currently gripping the whole of Spain. Judges and admin...

Environment Tue, Jun 13, 2017

Spain prepares for first major heatwave of 2017

The first big heatwave of the year is set to sweep the country on Thursday and last until at least Sunday. After numerous days with "episodes of high temperatures" across much of the country, the state...

Environment Sat, Jun 10, 2017

Cigarette butts polluting environment and food chain

OVER 4.5 billion cigarette butts are clogging up rivers, forests, beaches, streets and parks, or two-thirds of all the cigarettes smoked in Spain in a year, and take between eight and 12 years to biodegrade, warns the...

Environment Thu, Jun 8, 2017

'Hotter than usual' summer forecast this year

SUMMER in Spain this year is set to be hotter than ever with temperatures expected to be well above the average for the season. State meteorological agency AEMET says this summer has a 50% chance of being much warmer...