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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