Posts Tagged ‘Spain rain records’

Weather records in Spain in January

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

A number of weather records were smashed in Spain in January 2010. There will be more for February when they are published. (more…)

Rain in Andalucia

Saturday, March 6th, 2010

The rains keep falling. Rainfall in Andalucia in February, after a very wet January, was THREE times as high as average in the last thirty years. Parts of Cadiz received more than 200mm. Recent records have been smashed across the region. More from El Periodico

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Rainy Spain

Friday, February 26th, 2010

Precipitación enero 2010

This winter is proving remarkable wet. Precipitation this year in southern Spain has been so far the highest since 1963, with Sevilla receiving more rain than in the last 60 years. According to the INM, in Spain as a whole, January was 43% wetter than average for the period 1971-2000. The above map shows how this played across the country in terms of percentage of precipitation above average.  Albacete received for instance, more precipitation since 1941 when this series of records began. In the same province of  Castilla-La Mancha, the rains have helped save the much maligned Tablas de Damiel. Unsurprisingly, reservoirs are overflowing and many have had to open their gates. Temperatures have so far been normal.