20 Jun, 2019 @ 13:26
1 min read

REVEALED: Spain to have ‘warmer than average’ summer with Costa del Sol among hottest areas

Summer Heatwave in Spain e
Summer Heatwave in Spain in 2016
Summer Heatwave in Spain e
Summer Heatwave in Spain in 2016

SUMMER officially begins tomorrow and will bring ‘hotter than average’ temperatures, weather agency AEMET has predicted.

Ending on September 23, this year’s sunny season will be at least 0.5 degrees higher than average.

It comes after spring 2019 was the sixth driest this century, confirming the growing drought problem affecting Spain.

The summer is likely to have similar temperatures to last year, which was 0.6C warmer than the average recordings between 1981 and 2010, but slightly less hotter than 2015 to 2017.


AEMET said areas like Orense, Malaga, Zamora, León, Caceres, Huelva and south of Castilla-La Mancha could exceed the average by up to 1C.

The hottest area of Spain this summer will be the Guadalquivir valley, which could see an average temperature of 27C over the three month period.

The weather agency said in a press conference that temperatures will rise considerably next week across the country, but that it is too early to predict if there will be a heatwave.

The impending temperatures will raise the risk of forest fires, AEMET spokesperson Ruben del Campo warned, particularly following a dry spring.

Laurence Dollimore

Laurence has a BA and MA in International Relations and a Gold Standard diploma in Multi-Media journalism from News Associates in London. He has almost a decade of experience and previously worked as a senior reporter for the Mail Online in London.

GOT A STORY? Contact [email protected] or call +34 951 273 575 Twitter: @olivepress

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Previous Story

‘WE’RE BEING POISONED’: Video of ship billowing black fumes ‘onto people’s homes’ outrages Gibraltar residents

Next Story

British boy, 5, who drowned near Spain’s Costa del Sol was visiting expat granddad

Latest from Costa Blanca

Go toTop

More From The Olive Press