Historic hailstorm hits Catalonia, Spain

Historic hailstorm hits Catalonia, Spain

A sudden, violent hailstorm wreaked havoc in parts of Catalonia, Spain on August 30, 2022, killing a toddler and leaving at least 50 people injured.

Bright fireball over Andalusia, Spain

Bright fireball over Andalusia, Spain

This bright bolide was spotted over Andalucia, Spain at 23:04 UTC on July 26, 2022. It was almost as bright as the full Moon.

More than 1 000 heat-related deaths reported in Spain and Portugal

More than 1 000 heat-related deaths reported in Spain and Portugal

The second heatwave to hit Europe since mid-June 2022 has claimed more than 1 000 lives over the past 8 days, with most of them in Portugal. Numerous high temperature records have been broken and more are expected to fall over the next few days. This is the second heatwave to hit Europe since mid-June.

Earthquake swarm under Teide volcano, Tenerife, Spain

Earthquake swarm under Teide volcano, Tenerife, Spain

A swarm of very low-magnitude hybrid seismic events was registered under Teide volcano, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain on July 12, 2022. The most likely origin of this type of swarm is the movement of fluids such as steam, gas or water, inside the hydrothermal system of the volcano.

Large temperature contrast during record-breaking June heatwave fuels severe thunderstorms, Europe

Large temperature contrast during record-breaking June heatwave fuels severe thunderstorms, Europe

Large swaths of Europe experienced an early-season heatwave over the weekend, with temperatures more than 40 to 43 °C (104 – 110 °F) and numerous daily, monthly and all-time records broken. As those records were falling, a sharp temperature contrast first observed in the UK and NW Germany, fueled severe thunderstorms which are forecast to impact an area from France to Serbia on June 20 and 21.

Spain expected to produce the lowest volume of fruit in 40 years

Spain expected to produce the lowest volume of fruit in 40 years

Spain is expected to produce its lowest volume of fruit in the last 40 years due to frost that hit its fruit-production regions in early April, especially the Ebro Valley – one of the most important producing areas of sweet fruit in Europe.

Severe hailstorm decimates apricot crop in Spain

Severe hailstorm decimates apricot crop in Spain

A severe hailstorm struck Murcia, Spain on May 2, 2022, causing major damage to the apricot crop. The Region of Murcia is located in the southeast part of the Iberian Peninsula and produces two-thirds of Spain’s apricot. The storm comes one month after early April frost caused massive damage to stone fruit in Ebro valley, one of the most important producing areas of sweet fruit in Europe.