May was driest in 68 years


MAY in Spain this year was classed as ‘extremely warm and dry’ by Aemet State Weather Agency, which has said it was the driest month of May for 68 years.
In its monthly round-up, the agency reported that almost all of Spain had a dry month, with an average rainfall of just 17 litres per square metre recorded, the lowest since 1947.
The wettest day was registered in Santiago de Compostela on May 4, with 40.1 litres per square metre recorded.
As far as temperatures were concerned, May saw an average of 19ºC, 2.4 degrees higher than the normal average for the month, making it the second hottest May since 1961 and beaten only by 1964, which had an average of 19.1ºC.


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