Spain reports: – 2022 warmest year ever measured

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Spain reports: – 2022 warmest year ever measured

Like some other countries, Spain is having its warmest year since weather records began. The Spanish weather service Aemet announced this on the online service Twitter on Monday and stated that with almost 15.5 degrees in 2022, the average temperature had exceeded 15 degrees for the first time since measurements began in 1916. The climate crisis of 2022 was a record year in many EU countries.

In Spain, there were repeated heat waves from May to October, with temperatures rising above 40 degrees in large parts of the country. With the exception of March and April, the months of 2022 were “warmer than usual, particularly May, July and October,” Aemet said in December. Barcelona imposed water restrictions last year was also one of the driest, according to Spain’s weather service. Only in 2005 and 2017 there was less precipitation. Barcelona and much of Spain’s northeastern region of Catalonia have imposed water restrictions due to lack of rain. 300,000 hectares of land destroyed by wildfires The exceptionally dry and hot year also favored wildfires. According to the European Forest Fire Information System (Effis), more than 300,000 hectares of land in Spain have been destroyed – the most in more than two decades. Last summer’s high temperatures also caused the deaths of about 4,750 people, according to an estimate by a public health institute. The estimate is based on the number of increased deaths recorded during this period. And the new year also started with unusually high temperatures in Spain. At the airport of the city of Bilbao in northern Spain, 25.1 degrees was measured on New Year’s Day – about the average temperature for the city in July. It was the highest temperature ever recorded in January in the city.
Source: Krone

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