According to the Spanish State Meteorological Agency (AEMET), 2009 will end with 15% more rainfall than normal As of December 29th. water levels were measured at 255 litres per square meter when usually this figure would be 221.
The surplus has been strongly influenced by heavy rainfall recorded during the last week. According to a spokesman of AEMET, Angel Rivera, Granada and Almeria recorded a surplus of 150%, meaning that it has rained 50% more than the average. Last week in Grazalema (Cádiz) 700 litres per square meter were recorded, but with recent rainfall, it is now close to 900 liters per square meter.
Most of mainland Spain and it’s Islands is still on weather alert for heavy rain and strong winds for the New Year, with the weather continuing to cause travel chaos over the holiday period with delays and cancellations to flights and public transport.