Still no rain

As October began with higher than normal temperatures again in Spain, the latest report on the national average value of accumulated rainfall from the beginning of the hydrological year (October 1, 2022) to September 26, 2023 is estimated at 561 l/m2, which represents around 11% less than the corresponding normal value to said period (632 l/m2).

The accumulated quantities are below their normal values ​​in much of the Peninsula and the archipelagos. In some areas of the northeast and southwest quadrants of the peninsula, in more isolated areas of Asturias, Cantabria or the Basque Country and in most of the Canary Islands, mainly in the easternmost ones, accumulated rainfall does not reach 75% of its normal value.

The drought situation has therefore not improved, and despite this, many local and regional bodies are still ignoring the situation and wasting water, whilst those most affected are battling to sustain supplies.