Hotter than normal this summer?

01-08-2012J. Bagur

he national meteorology agency, Aemet, is suggesting that temperatures for June, July and August will be higher than normal. The agency uses data from 1981 to 2010 in making assessments as to higher or lower than average temperatures, and it says that there is a 50% probability of the Balearics (and the mainland) experiencing higher values than are normal. As far as rainfall is concerned, it isn't predicting anything other than the norm.

For last summer, Aemet had forecast that it would be hotter than normal. In the end, it was the third hottest summer in Spain for 51 years, surpassed only by 2003 and 2015. The average temperature was 24.2C, which was 1.2C higher than usual over the three months from June to August. Last summer was also very dry, with 51% less rainfall than the average. It was the driest this century and since 1994.

Overall, and going by other data, 2016 was the sixth hottest summer on record.


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Peter1 / Hace over 4 years

I think the DB is having a laugh. Just think about this headline!!! There is a 50% chance its hotter and a 50% chance its colder?? Thats always the case anyway, this is non news. What headline next? 50% chance of getting heads if you flip a coin???