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September in Spain was hottest in 50 years

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September in Spain was hottest in 50 years
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13:28 CEST+02:00
Last month was officially the warmest September in more than 50 years, according to Spain’s national weather agency, which recorded an average temperature of more than 2.4C above the norm for that time of year.

Data released by the Spanish Meteorological Office (AEMET) revealed that September was the warmest in Spain since 1965 with an average temperature of 23C.

In some areas of Spain the recorded temperatures were an average of 4C above the average temperatures for the month.  

The warm weather meant that rainfall was also markedly less than usual for the month, with a national average 29 percent lower than the average September rainfall.

The highest temperatures were recorded during the first few days of September and again during the last week of the month.

The mercury peaked on September 2 with 41C recorded in Cordoba, and 40.4C in Badajoz while September 24 saw 39.5C in Jerez de la Frontera and 39C in Sevilla.

 

While rainfall was a lot lower than average for the month (29 percent less across Spain as a whole) September storms brought torrential rain and flash floods to parts of Spain, most notably the historic hilltop town of Ronda. 

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