Spain's climate

Weather in Spain


Weather conditions vary throughout Spain but the country generally experiences a warm Mediterranean climate with over 3,000 sunshine hours per year.


The location of the Canary Islands (facing the coast of Africa) produces mild temperatures of around 72oF year round with only small temperature differences between day and night, and whatever the season.

The Cantabrian Coast has a mild climate and high rainfall.  The winters are mild and summer temperatures will rarely go above 77oF.

In higher parts of the country such as the Pyrenees, the Cantabrian and Sierra Nevada Mountains and the Central and Iberian ranges experience a harsher climate with snow from the beginning of winter to the end of spring.

For up to the minute weather information to go to the World Weather website.


Best time to go


Spring and Fall are the best times to visit Spain, especially spring as this is the season for festivals and the Spanish climate is the most pleasant.  The summer months of July and August can be extremely crowded.


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