June 23rd, 2010
According to recent meteorological reports we are set for a long, hot summer. The Spanish State Meteorological Agency has published its long range forecast for this summer and is predicting average temperatures to be one or two degrees hotter than normal. For those of us in the South, it promises to be another scorcher.
Summer officially begins this evening – June 23rd – and is being welcomed in with the Noche de San Juan celebrations, taking place all across Spain.
It is a welcome relief from what has been one of the coldest springs and the wettest winter on record. With widespread flood damage and consistent rain that lasted for nearly four months. Spain, a country that is more used to making the headlines for severe drought, is now going into summer with nearly all its water reservoirs at full capacity.