Summer 2023 was the hottest in the Canary Islands since records began

Published on September 16, 2023
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Summer 2023 was the warmest summer since record began in the Canary Islands

Aemet, The State Meteorological Agency, announced that the Canary Islands registered the hottest summer season since records began.

According to Aemet the autumn that has just begun is also expected to be warmer than normal.

The Canary Islands experienced a hot summer, with an average temperature of 23.4°C, which represents an anomaly of 1.6°C above the usual value with respect to the reference period (1991-2020), being the warmest summer since 1961.

The highest temperature recorded this summer the Canary Islands has had was 46.2°C in Tacorón, on the island of El Hierro, on August 12.

Aemet has indicated that this summer the archipelago experienced two heat waves – from August 10 to 14 and from August 20 to 24, when temperatures exceeded 40°C on all the islands.

In regards to precipitation, this summer has been very humid with 20.7 mm accumulated, making it the second wettest summer after 2015.

Aemet predicts also an autumn warmer than normal

According to seasonal prediction models, there is a high probability – greater than 70% – that this fall in the Archipelago will be warmer than normal.

However, at the same time, there's also a 40% probability that the autumn season will be rainier than usual in the Canary Islands.

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