Spain’s rainfall ‘drops by 12 per cent’ in a year

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SPAIN received 12 per cent less rainfall between October 2018 and May 2019 than normal.

According to the country’s meteorological society, AEMET, Spain saw 444 litres of rain per square metre, compared to the normal figure of 507 litres per square metre.

Between May 15 and May 21, the north of Spain registered high rain levels, with 10 litres per square metre across the whole area, and 40 litres in Asturias, Cantabria, the Basque Country, Navarra, and the Sierra de Guadarrama.

In some isolated parts of Cantabria there were more than 100 litres per square metres, while the highest levels were seen in Fuenterrabia, at 175 litres per square metre. After May 22, Spain saw almost no rain, except in the Castellon and the north of the Canary Islands.

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