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The Canary Islands could have one of the hottest summers

The AEMET Agency also reports that the spring has been the driest in the Canary Islands since 1961.

According to the State Meteorological Agency (AEMET), there is a high likelihood (70% or more) that the Canary Islands will experience a hotter-than-normal summer, potentially making it one of the hottest in recent years. This information was revealed in the climatological report for spring, which was released by the Government’s sub-delegate, Javier Plata, and the director of the AEMET Meteorological Centre in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Víctor Quintero.

The spring season has already exhibited remarkable weather patterns in the Canary Islands. The months of March, April, and May were the warmest since 1961, with an average temperature of 19.6ºC in Las Palmas province (a thermal anomaly of 1.8ºC) and 17.1ºC in Santa Cruz de Tenerife (+2ºC).

Throughout the archipelago, temperatures were exceptionally high, with May ranking as the eleventh warmest month since 1961, surpassing the records set in March and April.

Several temperature records were shattered during the spring period. On March 31st, Arona (Tenerife) experienced a scorching temperature of 37.5ºC, followed by Mogán (Gran Canaria) with 37.1ºC the day before, and Los Llanos de Aridane (La Palma), which reached 36.5ºC, also on the 31st.

Furthermore, the AEMET has reported that this spring was the driest since 1961, particularly in the northeastern region of Tenerife. The rainfall was only 21% of the normal amount, amounting to 11 liters per square meter, with 4.5 liters in the eastern province and 18.9 liters in the western province.

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