Rain and shine weather records for Alicante


BETWEEN Monday and Tuesday, Alicante received half as much rain as it gets in an entire year on average.

It was  the city’s third-rainiest day in the last 80 years and the rainiest 24-hour period so far in the 21st century, according to AEMET, the Spanish meteorology agency.

The rain came as even more of a shock after the heat wave experienced across south eastern Spain over the weekend, which produced new March temperature records for Alicante.

At Alicante airport, the temperature reached a sweltering 34.8°c, the highest ever recorded in March (and also April). In 2016, temperatures of 34.8°c or above were only recorded seven times at the airport.

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