Hottest November for 34 years

By TPN/Lusa, in News · 10-12-2015 12:42:00 · 0 Comments

This year saw the hottest November in the last 34 years in Portugal, with a heatwave in some parts of the mainland, the Portuguese weather institute (IPMA), said this week.

IPMA said on its website that November “was a very hot, dry month, with an average air temperature of 18.58ºC, much higher than normal”.
In the second and third weeks of November, there was a heat wave in some parts of the country such as Braga, where it lasted 19 days and in Montalegre and Elvas where it lasted nine days.

The communiqué also said that “the average rainfall in November (53.6 mm) was much lower than the long-term average amount of (109.4 mm)”.
Notwithstanding, on 1 November a severe storm hit the Algarve causing heavy rains and lightning with several places recording over 100 mm in 24 hours, the highest was in Algoz, with 144.8 mm.


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