TEMPERATURES last month in Spain were on average 2.4 degrees higher than normal for the autumn season resulting in October this year being the fourth warmest since 1971, said the National Weather Agency (AEMET) yesterday.
The Balearics, said the agency, was slightly warmer than usual for the time of year with temperatures of less than 1 degree centigrade above average whilst in the Canary Islands, there were some extraordinarily hot periods during October. With regard to rainfall, the Balearics and the Canary Islands were registered as being generally dry. Last month said AEMET, was very warm over most of the country and extremely so in the central and southern areas of the Peninsula, in the east of Galicia and northeastern Castilla y Leon. Only the Mediterranean region (excluding the Balearics) and the eastern half of Cantabria experienced temperatures averaging 2 degrees below normal.