The summer that doesn’t end, the autumn that doesn’t begin… Once again we are immersed in that new season, which someone, with sparkle, baptized a few years ago as VEROÑO.
- October was the hottest month in Spain since 1961, with a thermal anomaly of around 3.5 degrees Celsius.
- Nor has Europe seen such high thermometers at this time of the year since records began.
By the middle of next week the mercury is expected to rise again and return the veroño during at least the first half of November. This is confirmed by the State Meteorological Agency (Aemet). “from the weekend and early next week, temperatures will rise progressively and we will return to higher than normal values for this time of the year.”
Moreover, it seems that it is no longer a one-off, it is a trend that is here to stay. This is another effect of CLIMATE CHANGE.
And of course, it has negative consequences for the environment:
The first, of course, is the drought caused by the lack of rain at a time when the most water should be falling. With reservoirs at 30%, the situation is becoming alarming.
In addition, there is the risk of fire. There is no water, the countryside is very dry and the prospect of rain is very low, except in Galicia and a little in the northwest of Castilla y León. Therefore, the risk of forest fires is very high.
It also affects the plant kingdom, plants bloom again, trees do not lose their leaves, crops are affected.
It also affects many species of animals, which develop their existence in harmony with the climate. These different patterns affect their life cycle and threaten their existence in some cases.
And of course, it has effects on our health: allergies and respiratory difficulties can be aggravated, among other things.
In short, summer does not end, autumn does not start, climate change is evident once again.