With the arrival of autumn, Valencia region weather experts have been reflecting on the summer of 2015, which overall was the fourth hottest since 1950, with temperatures around one point two degrees above average figures. July was the month when all the records tumbled, yet there were still substantial variations across the whole of the region, which meant overall that the summer of 2015 was still, in terms of figures and averages, not as hot as 2003, 2009, and 2012. In Alicante Province and the Costa Blanca though, the July temperatures were the second highest in living memory, only beaten by the recorded figures way back in 1877. In contrast it was the wettest summer since 2002, with big storms recorded in August and September. Forecasters are predicting that temperatures will be above average for the rest of the year.