Concerns are rising over waterlevels in parts of the country, as record low levels of rain have been recorded for this winter.
Only 35% of the normal rainfall levels were recorded in the last quarter of 2021, with hardly any significant rainfall being recorded this year.
AEMET said in a statement issued this week that this was the first January where there was little rainfall since 2005. Authorities have said that emergency subsidies will soon need to be released in the next fortnight to help farmers purchase water.
Long term forecasts suggest significant levels of rain may not arrive for another 3 to 4 weeks.