OCTOBER was one of the warmest and driest months in Malaga province ever.

Only five litres of rain fell during the entire month and there was only one day of rain.

The tenth month of the year was the ninth warmest this century, with temperatures 1.3 degrees Celsius above normal. 

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On the first day of October, temperatures near Malaga airport hit a sweltering 35.2 degrees – one of the highest figures in all of Spain.

And there is no sign of the dry and warm spell coming to an end soon. Showers yesterday in the regional capital did little to alleviate the effects of a 20 day drought.

3.7 litres of rain fell in Malaga, 6 litres in Manilva and 7.6 litres in Cortes de la Frontera.

However, no more rain is expected to fall in the province for the rest of the week.

There’s some relief in store from the heat though with temperatures expected to reach a high of around 22 in Velez-Malaga and lows of 13 in Ronda.

The average temperature in Spain during October was 17.2 degrees, making it the ninth warmest October this century.

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