Climate of Barcelona

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Barcelona storm

October 4th, 2013

I love the Barceloneta just before a storm breaks. This one late August 2013.

Foto: I love the Barceloneta just before a storm breaks.

Spring returns to 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

Barcelona’s urban heat island

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

The snow in Barcelona

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

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