Spain Weather Was Drier Than Normal in December, Ministry Says

Jan. 16 (Bloomberg) -- Spain received 42 percent less rainfall than normal in December while temperatures were warmer than usual, the Agriculture Ministry’s weather service reported.

Average rainfall was 47 millimeters (1.9 inches) last month, compared with the normal 82 millimeters of precipitation, the ministry wrote in a report on its website today. Temperatures averaged 8.4 degrees Celsius (47 degrees Fahrenheit), about 0.4 degrees Celsius warmer than usual.

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