Spanish weather is extremely varied
due to the peninsula's unique location at the western edge of Europe and
situated about 14km from Africa at its narrowest point. Spain is
surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean to the west and the Mediterranean Sea
to the east and its continental land mass and high mountainous terrain
makes Spanish weather one of the most diverse in Europe.
The Northern coastal regions are cool and humid with an average annual
temperature of 14°C(57°F) with temperatures ranging from an average of
10°C(50°F) in January through March to 19°C (66°F) during July through
September. The central plateau or "meseta" is cold in the winter
and hot in the summer while Andalucia and Levante have a very mild
climate for the most part except in the summer months when temperatures
can reach 40°C (104°F) in the shade. Check out this table showing the average 12 month temperature for most
In general you can usually
rely on pleasant or hot temperatures just about everywhere in Spain from
April to early November.
Weather in the summer can get very
hot, particularly inland like Madrid. The average temperatures are at
least 30°C. Coastal areas enjoy cool breezes that bring temperatures
down to a more bearable level. During the summer there's an average 11
to 12 hours of sunshine per day and it hardly rains at all.
Autumn is a great time to visit Spain; the
landscape gets green again, the sea stays warm and average air
temperatures can still reach up to 28°C. It's only in November that
temperatures drop to around 20°C. Heading towards the winter the daily
sunshine hours are reduce substantially.
Weather in Spain in the winter, coastal
temperatures hover at about 17°C. Although sunny and warm during the
day, it can feel very cold at night. Inland, it gets much colder,
especially in mountainous areas like Granada.
Late spring, in anticipation of summer, is a
magical time in Spain. As the days get longer, we get warm settled
weather, with average temperatures rising to about 21°C inland and about
24°C on the Southern coast. There's an average of 11 hours sun per day.
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