A very showery April

A very showery April
ALICANTE: Last month was wetter than usual Photo credit: Pixabay

ALICANTE province has just said goodbye to the wettest April in 20 years.

According to Alicante University’s Climatology Laboratory, rainfall was 40 per cent above average for April while sunlight hours were below average.

Alicante City, for instance, registered 48 millimetres of rain compared with an average 29 millimetres.


Javea, which habitually has heavier rain than its neighbours, received 36 millimetres last month, with a total of 400 since January 1.

During this period, Torrevieja has had 220 millimetres of rain, followed by Elche (170), Villenas (167), Orihuela (156), Elda (110) and Alicante City (100).

Climatology Laboratory director Jorge Olcina, explained that throughout April there had been considerable instability and cold air masses in the upper levels of the atmosphere.

“Instability brings cloudy days and fewer hours of sunlight,” Olcina said.

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Linda Hall
Linda came to Spain to live when she was 24, just over 52 years ago, and her husband is Spanish. She began writing for English-language local newspapers in the mid-1970s and hasn’t stopped since! She leads a Spanish life, which she believes is vital when conveying the news to English-speaking residents, and along the way she produced two editions of Expand Your Spanish, helping English-speakers to enlarge their knowledge of the language. She was excited to be in at the birth of the Euro Weekly News in 1999 and is still passionately writing for the paper 22 years later.


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