Posted by: lasterrazasapartment | May 12, 2011

Spain sees warmest April since 1951

THIS April has been the hottest in 60 years, with record temperatures exceeding even those of July and August in some parts of Spain.

According to the State meteorological agency, AEMET, average temperatures were 4ºC higher than they usually are in April, with the mercury rising to a whopping 37.4ºC in Murcia in the first two weeks of the month.

Such warm climates so early in the year have not been seen since the early 1950s, AEMET says.

They say even night temperatures soared, meaning certain northern and inland provinces which usually see night frosts escaped these.

Only at the weather stations in Burgos, Vitoria, Guadalajara, Puerto de Navacerrada and Izaña registered night temperatures of 0ºC.

Most of the east and south coast of Spain saw figures of around 30ºC during the first half of April, although these gave way to cloudy skies and rain over Easter and the May bank holiday weekend. ( thinkSPAIN , Monday, May 9, 2011)

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