Two weeks ago there was still snow on the Spanish island of Mallorca, this weekend many people in Spain were looking to cool off at sea. In several parts of the country it is getting exceptionally warm for that time of year, with temperatures more than 10 degrees above the average for March.
In Palma de Mallorca, for example, the temperature reached 27.3 degrees, the hottest March since measurements began some 150 years ago. According to the Spanish Meteorological Service Aemet, the previous record was set in 1981, when the temperature reached 26.6 degrees.
A record was also broken in the Valencia region. In the city of Castellón de la Plana, the temperature was 30.8 degrees, 0.6 degrees higher than the previous record.
The high temperature also increases the risk of fires. warned weather service earlier this weekend. Spain has been experiencing drought in recent years, which regularly leads to forest fires.
While many Spaniards enjoy the weather, there is also skepticism about the consequences of hot weather. “It’s bad for the planet and for everyone,” says a Spanish woman in the video below.
It snowed two weeks ago, and now it’s summer temperatures in Spain