Expect a Long Hot Summer!
Last year 2015 will go down in history as the fourth hottest on record in Spain, the annual average temperature was 0.8 degrees Celsius higher than the average between 1981 and 2010. The summer temperatures were also the country's second-hottest since 1961 with the longest heatwave ever recorded.
This year following a dry winter, this year's cooler than average spring brought higher than average rainfall, nationally 34% higher than that recorded between 1981 and 2010. The recorded rainfall for April alone was 43% higher.
The trend over recent years, has been for a continual rise temperatures and as this is expected to continue this summer. 2016 is forecast to be hotter and dryer than normal, no one can predict whether this year will see a repeat of the sustained heatwave that hit the country last year, however, several Spanish cities have already seen temperatures close to 40 degrees centigrade.
Take care when out and about in the sun, Drink plenty of Water, wear a Hat, seek the Shade, use plenty of Sun Screen. Avoid the sun at the hottest time of the day between 2 and 4 in the afternoon.