11 Spanish provinces declare a state of alert due to snow and frost

11 Spanish provinces declare a state of alert due to snow and frost
11 Spanish provinces declare a state of alert due to snow and frost
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The government meteorological agency confirmed, Aemetthat Spain is preparing for snowfall and frost, which made 11 provinces declare a state of alert for fear of accidents, as temperatures reach minus 10 degrees Celsius.

And the Spanish newspaper “ABC” said that strong winds are expected, and their speed will reach 80 km / h.

This is the first time that Spain has been exposed to snow since the beginning of the winter season, especially since the country witnessed a significant rise in temperatures last summer.

And the Meteorological Agency had said that the year 2022 was the hottest year in Spain since at least 1916, which is the date when relevant data began to be recorded.

And the agency stressed that it was “the first time that the average annual temperature exceeded 15 degrees Celsius,” reaching 15.5 degrees.

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The meteorological agency said it retrospectively calculated average annual temperatures between 1916 and 1961, based on isolated measurements and statistical models.

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In 2022, Spain and part of Europe were exposed to several scorching heat waves during the summer, during which unparalleled fires broke out, and the number of deaths and the level of drought increased.

On December 21, the Meteorological Agency noted in its non-final report that “for the first time, the country experienced the two consecutive hottest seasons” in summer and autumn.

Roughly 4,744 deaths in Spain were attributed to high temperatures in the summer of 2022, according to the Public Health Institute’s excess mortality estimates.

More than 300 hectares were also reduced to ash by fires in 2022, the heaviest loss since records began in 2000, according to the European Forest Fire Data System.

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