Climate of Barcelona
Articles in ‘Climate of Barcelona’
March 16th, 2010
After a long, grey and grueling, tiresome and draining, never-ending cold, wet and miserable winter, spring appears to have finally arrived in Barcelona. Read the rest of this entry
March 11th, 2010
Barcelona’s urban heat island effect causes markedly higher temperatures in the city than the surrounding rural areas. The difference is most pronounced at night during anticyclonic conditions in the winter with temperatures as much as 6.9ºC lower. There heat is channeled along corridors of flats, and there a mere 200 hectares of green areas in the city, though the city’s 100,000 street trees have a mitigating effect. The heat island is most noted in the Eixample. The Besós River functions as a corridor bringing in cold air to the coast. More details in Catalan
March 9th, 2010
Yesterday saw the heaviest snowfall in Barcelona since 1983. Schools were closed, the buses stopped working and roads were blocked. Thousands of people were stranded in the city unable to commute home.
Not quite as heavy as the historic fall of Christmas Day 1963.
More great photos here from El Pais