Summer has officially started. From 11:14 this Tuesday - peninsular time - the summer solstice has begun, reaching the Sun's maximum declination, projecting its light on the maximum geographical latitude on Earth. The season will last 93 days and 16 hours: until September 23.
It is expected that this summer will be "drier and hotter than normal" in almost all of Spain, in the warm line of recent years, which will favor the probability of more episodes of heat waves.
At a press conference to report on the weather particularities of spring and on the seasonal forecast for the next three months, Rubén Del Campo, spokesman for the State Meteorological Agency (Aemet), detailed that the most likely scenario is that the temperature summer average is at least 0.5 degrees or even more, above normal in the Peninsula and the Balearic Islands.
This situation of a hotter summer will favor the development of future heat waves, del Campo has warned, to specify that the episode of heat that has just ended has been "early, intense and with temperatures between 5 percent of the highest recorded at the hottest time of the year.
Regarding the rains for this summer season, which will last 93 days and 16 hours -until September 23-, there is a greater probability that the precipitation will be found in the dry profile throughout Spain with "greater robustness" in the interior and in the northern peninsula.