This was followed by a high pressure system in the North Atlantic conflicting with a low one across North Africa which resulted in stormy weather in all regions of the country. However, over the last 10 days of June, both the mainland and the Balearics were enveloped in a mass of hot air pushing temperatures higher than normal for the time of year.
AEMET said that although Andalucia and the east of Castilla-La Mancha had been exposed to temperatures which were more than 2 degrees above what these regions could expect in June, in the Balearics temperatures were normal for the month, perhaps a bit above average.
Even though the Weather Agency had pointed to rainfall in June for the country as a whole being well below average, it described the regions of the Balearics, La Rioja, Navarre and parts of others as having been relatively wet in comparison to norms for the month.
The sporadic trend of rainfall in June was echoed in AEMET's report by the fact that the northwestern coastal region of Galicia, so often exposed to driving Atlantic storms, had the driest June on record this year.
Most of the rainfall registered last month fell in the first 10 days said the Weather Agency.