The meteorological station of the Port of Aiguadolç has been the one that in the last 12 months has recorded the least rainfall in all of Catalonia, only 143mm, according to the report of the ‘Rainfall Year 2022-2023’, published by the Meteorological Service of Catalonia.
This low record in Sitges has been described as ‘unprecedented’ and highlights the climate emergency that exists.
The 143mm in Sitges is 71% less than the average of the last 30 years. It is followed by Ribera d’Ebre with 164.1mm and Cunit (175.5). The one in Sant Pere de Ribes has collected 200.2 mm and is also among the 10 with the least rainfall in the whole of Catalonia, at 63% less.
The highest records are found in the Pyrenees – in Canejan (Val d’Aran), Ulldeter and Baguergue – over seven times more than in Sitges, but they are also low records for their location.
The report of the ‘Rainfall Year’ reveals that ‘more than the southern half of Catalonia, part of the coast and pre-coast of the northeast, and the plain of Ceretana – in other words 45% of the total surface of Catalonia – has not reached 400mm in the last twelve months’. The report qualifies values below 250mm as ‘typical of a desert climate’.
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