By Elizabeth Sundlof •
Published: 24 Feb 2020 • 12:55
“So far we’ve had very little winter, no cod waves, few snowfalls and barely frost”, said Efe Rubén del Campo, spokesman for Spain’s State Meteorological Agency AEMET.
“Generally, winters are warmer now than 30 or 40 years ago.” he continues. This year’s data, including the month of February, indicates that in many locations, winter temperatures will be three to four degrees warmer than the average winter temperatures during the last 30 years.
If the weather stays this warm, this February will end up being one of the warmest since 1961.
The trend of 2019 continues when heat records were broken in several dozens of places in the peninsula, with Tarragona at the top, who measured a temperature of 27,9 degrees on February 23. The highest temperature registered in that area in the last hundred years!
Even if there are natural variations to the weather, experts are sure that these record winter temperatures are a result of climate change.
José Miguel Viñas has no doubt that the warm winters we are experiencing are ”a clear sign of global warming.”
The winter temperatures are becoming milder, and the summer temperatures hotter.
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