Articles tagged as "Spanish weather"

Articles tagged as "Spanish weather" : 30 articles

Spain has just enjoyed its second-hottest October for 50 years

Most parts of the Costa del Sol enjoyed a very hot October, and the month was also much drier than normal.

Most parts of the Costa del Sol enjoyed a very hot October, and the month was also much drier than normal.

Statistics from Spanish meteorological agency AEMET have revealed that October this year was the second-hottest seen in Spain since 1965.

The average temperature for the month was a sweltering 18.5ºC, which is 2.6ºC higher than the average recorded between 1981 and 2010. The only October since 1965 that was hotter than this year’s was in 2014, when the average temperature was 18.7ºC…

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Author: 13/11/2017 [0] Comments 

Sky launches low-cost streaming service in Spain

€10 per month and available across three connected devices, the new Sky streaming service could be good - but will the content be able to match Netflix?

€10 per month and available across three connected devices, the new Sky streaming service could be good – but will the content be able to match Netflix?

The increasingly crowded pay TV space in Spain has welcomed a new player following the launch of a new streaming service by Sky.

The broadcasting giant – owned by Rupert Murdoch – this month launched its new service for €10 per month, with programming taken from 12 local pay-TV channels including Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, Syfy, TNT, Fox and National Geographic…

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Author: 14/09/2017 [0] Comments 

Run for the sun: 85% of expats in Spain drawn by the climate, poll finds

While for many countries the attraction to expats is the chance of a career, for Spain, it is the climate and the lifestyle that proves the biggest draw.

While for many countries the attraction to expats is the chance of a career, for Spain, it is the climate and the lifestyle that proves the biggest draw.

A new poll of expats by Internations has found that Spain’s abundant sunshine was the main reason why 85% of expats moved there…

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Author: 29/08/2017 [0] Comments 

Spain set to go big on solar power… again

Government support for solar power has returned, and with it, huge demand among companies to invest in Spain.

Government support for solar power has returned, and with it, huge demand among companies to invest in Spain…

Those 320 days of sunshine that beat down on many parts of Spain deliver untold benefits to the Spanish economy. From sun-seeking tourists to silver-brushed olive groves, Spain’s sunny climate means it is a number one holiday destination, leading producer of wine, fruits, vegetables and olives, and even a sought-after backdrop for Hollywood blockbusters and TV epics… Continue Reading

Author: 28/07/2017 [0] Comments 

Spain most active country in the EU, study finds

Spain's landscape and climate makes staying active incredibly easy, whether a local or an expat.

Spain’s landscape and climate makes staying active incredibly easy, whether a local or an expat.

While the sweltering temperatures currently cooking Spain may not be the most conducive to active living, the fact that the nation enjoys near year-round warmth undoubtedly plays a major part in making it the most active country in the European Union (EU)…

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Author: 18/07/2017 [0] Comments 

Feeling hot, hot, hot as June temperatures soar in Spain

The Spanish heatwave will surely beckon millions to the beach, so be sure to stay hydrated (and pack sun lotion!)

The Spanish heatwave will surely beckon millions to the beach, so be sure to stay hydrated (and pack sun lotion!)

It shouldn’t really be news that June is hot in Spain, but it is newsworthy to report that the country’s AEMET weather agency is this week issuing a rare weather warning as temperatures are set to soar to close to 40 degrees Celsius in 27 of the country’s 50 provinces…

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Author: 14/06/2017 [0] Comments 

Spain to attract massive investment in renewable energy

Spain has lots of sun, and lots of solar power, and it is about to get even more.

Spain has lots of sun, and lots of solar power, and it is about to get even more.

The Spanish government’s recent track record on supporting renewable energy is far from stellar. Although the country actually has some of the highest amounts of wind and solar power installed in Europe, much of this was added before 2010, before current Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy came to power…

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Author: 14/04/2017 [0] Comments 

Three reasons why Spain is the place to be this Spring

Spring has sprung in Spain, and it's time to enjoy all the country has to offer at this time of year.

Spring has sprung in Spain, and it’s time to enjoy all the country has to offer at this time of year.

Expats who live in Spain could be forgiven for having a perma-grin affixed to their face. Nowhere on earth is perfect or immune from the pressures, ups and downs of life, but if you have been able to make a life for yourself in Spain then the chances are that you’re almost always happy, active, smiling and feeling pretty good.

It’s addictive, and one cannot help but tell their friends all about it… often at the risk of creating more envy than is healthy. But the reality is, Spain delivers some of the best quality of life on earth, and while being an expat brings its own unique challenges, it makes sense to want to tell the world why the decision you made was the right one.

With that in mind, here are three reasons why Spain is the place to be over the next few months of spring…

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Author: 21/03/2017 [0] Comments 

Three signs that winter is over on the Costa del Sol

Spain never sleeps, but the Costa del Sol really starts to come alive at this time of year.

Spain never sleeps, but the Costa del Sol really starts to come alive at this time of year.

Hands up anybody who was unaware that Spain has a great climate? Nobody? Sure, it’s hardly a secret that the weather in Spain is about as delightful as it gets, but for many millions of holidaymakers, Spanish summertime is all they know – the heat, the dazzling blue skies, the packed beaches, the constant sun lotion application.

Less known, however, is the widely held opinion among many Spaniards and expats that Springtime and Autumn are the best times to visit Spain. If you think about it, the reasons are obvious, for it is during these “shoulder” seasons when the country manages to offer up everything good about it, but without the crowds, heat and added expense that comes as standard with the Summer months.

With this in mind, there can be few more exciting or uplifting periods in the Spanish calendar than when winter ticks over into Spring. And after the unusually sodden and wet winter the Costa del Sol has just experienced, that time is now – and it’s time to celebrate with these three signs that winter is long gone from southern Spain…

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Author: 17/02/2017 [0] Comments 

Brit buddies find it cheaper to meet up in Spain than buy return rail ticket

Flying to Malaga from the U is quick, easy and, as these two friends found out, often very affordable.

Flying to Málaga from the UK is quick, easy and, as these two friends found out, often very affordable.

A couple of old university friends last week enjoyed an impromptu flying visit to Málaga for a catch up after discovering that it was cheaper to fly to Spain than book a return rail ticket from Newcastle to Birmingham…

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Author: 20/01/2017 [0] Comments 
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