By Euro Weekly News Media • 13 February 2017 • 12:17
JANUARY RAIN: Callosa’s Fonts d’Algar
THE start of the hydrological year which starts each October was the Valencian Community’s wettest in 17 years.
According to Spain’s meteorology office Aemet, the Marina Baja towns of Tarbena and Callosa were the wettest of all.
Ironically both were threatened last September when a forest fire devastated hectares of land in neighbouring Bolulla. The blaze spread to the outskirts of each town while the three-year drought was still at its height but was controlled before lasting damage could be done.
Torrential rain in late December was followed by even more rain the following month, leaving a total of 798 millimetres of rain in Callosa between October and the end of January. This was the second highest in the Valencian Community and well above the town’s 299.4 millimetre average for this period.
Only Tarbena, with 1,334 millimetres had more, compared with its usual 417.2 millimetres.
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