Yesterday, Friday, September 22, the summer season ended. The State Meteorological Agency, Aemet, has highlighted that it has been the second hottest summer in Spain. Since records began, only 2003 was presented as the hottest summer in the country. Average temperatures in the country were 25ºC. Although globally, as always, the data is different, the average temperature this year has been 24,7ºC. This means that the average has been 1ºC higher than the previous summers between 6 and 1981.
It must be taken into account that the global values are different because they belong to different regions. If not, the summers included "in the ranking" are also the warmest in the entire globe. It has even exceeded the values of 2015 and the very high of 2016, something that deep down, was not expected to happen. After a warmer than normal summer, this fall is presented as one of the warmest too.
A review of how the mercury in thermometers has reacted
Already at the beginning, in June, started as the warmest month since 1965. With an average temperature of 3ºC higher than the average of this month since the beginning of the records. July and August were also warmer than normal, with temperatures of 0 and 9ºC higher than the average, respectively.
In the southern half of the country, there have been records of temperatures. The torrid temperatures of the Córdoba airport with 46ºC was the highest. The 9ºC at the Granada airport or the 45ºC reached in Jaén. These are some of the record records, in addition to the strong heat waves, where several municipalities recorded temperatures above 7ºC for consecutive days.
Despite this, in terms of rainfall, we can speak of a "wet" summer. With average rainfall over Spain of 79 liters per square meter, is 7% higher than the existing average.
We hope that the autumn will be somewhat more humid, because in the annual balance it is more sack than the average, 12% below. And the temperatures, which are expected to be between 0 and 5ºC higher than the average.