Driving the vintage variations of course is global warming. The three hottest years in Andalucia since records began in 1888 were 2017, 2016 and 2015. Worse still, 17 of the hottest years recorded were in the 21st century, and it is not just heat causing problems. Other weather events are becoming more extreme and chaotic, swinging for example from severe drought to torrential rain.
|The harvest will almost certainly be less abundant this year|