Climate and best seasons to visit Spain. Actual weather forecast
Spain is located in four climatic zones at the same time, from moderate continental to tropical. Furthermore, the climate is considered to be one of the most stable among all European countries. Temperature fluctuations in the winter and summer periods are negligible. All seasons have a distinct presence. Almost all resorts are located in the zone of the Mediterranean belt. Winters are very wet and warm there. There is a moderate marine zone in the area of the Atlantic coast and the weather is formed by oceanic air masses. Canary Islands are in the tropical climatic zone. It is never too cold or too hot there. The water temperature remains within 20°C all year round. In the winter, there is never any frost or prolonged rain. The weather is maximally suited for beach holidays.
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The air temperature in early summer on the coast and in the center of the country is not too high but by the end of June, it is already 26°C. The water temperature on all beaches warms up to around 20°C. A truly warm sea in Spain can be found in the middle of summer. The shoreline is dominated by sunny weather; the air warms up to 32°C. By the end of August, the water temperature gradually decreases. However, air like before, warms up to 30°C. With the start of September, a delicious autumn season begins in Spain. The air temperature does not rise above 26°C and the sea remains warm, up to 22°C. With the onset of October, the rainy season begins in most regions of the country. In resort places nevertheless, the swimming season lasts until mid-November. In the north by the end of October, the air temperature is already around 17°C. With the start of November, an even colder weather is experienced; the weather becomes damp and windy. The average air temperature at this time is 15°C.
In December, the weather becomes stable; the rainy and windy weather stops. The air temperature gradually drops, however the weather becomes more comfortable. In Madrid, the average daytime temperature is 9°C, and at night the temperature drops to 2°C. On the southern coast, the average daily temperature is about 14°C. January is the coldest month in the country. In the central regions, frosts and strong cold winds are often observed. February is the most volatile weather in the year. The sunny weather gives way to cold and rainy days, and it keeps snowing in the northern regions. From the first day of March, the air temperature in all regions of Spain begins to increase gradually. In Madrid, the temperature rises to 15°C, though at night it is cool enough (about 5°C). In April, the sky becomes clear and the air temperature approaches the most comfortable. At the resorts in May, the air warms up to 22°C. Water reaches 18°C and the swimming season re-opens. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Top periods for vacation in Spain
Tourism in Spain enjoys an all-year-round patronage. The most comfortable conditions are created here for vacationers at any time of the year. Therefore, choosing the date of the trip should be based on your personal preferences. For beach holidays, the best time is from April to mid-October while the peak season is in July and August. You can come to the Canary Islands at any time of the year. In the winter season, the water temperature is at least 20 degrees. If you choose a trip to the islands in the spring or autumn, then a moderate temperature will give you the opportunity not only to relax on the beach, but also to stroll through the jungle studying the local flora and fauna. The month of May or June is the best time to enjoy a beach holiday in the Balearic Islands. Later, the long rainy season begins. Ibiza however, is best to visit at the end of spring or in the beginning of autumn. For nature enthusiasts, an ideal holiday destination is Majorca, which is also available at any time of the year.
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If the purpose of the holiday is to get acquainted with historical and architectural monuments, it is best to go on tour in autumn, spring or early summer, when there is a moderate temperature, and you can comfortably spend time outdoors. The historical sights of Madrid, Leon, Catalonia, Andalusia, San Sebastian and other ancient cities are also open to tourists all year round. Every year in Spain, many different carnivals, festivals and costume parties are held and a visit to one of such events will afford you the opportunity of not only having a great time, but also getting acquainted with the originality of this nationality and their traditions. Many people go to Spain for the New Year holidays. The period of carnivals starts from February and lasts until the end of March. The most massive marches are held in Tarragona, Cadiz and in Santa Cruz de Tenerife. For shopping, it is necessary to go between mid-January and the end of July. It is at this time in Spain, that the season of sales starts. The ski season in the country does not last long. At the end of December, the snow on the mountain tops is not yet stable. It is therefore better to go from the middle of January because by the end of March, due to a sharp warming, the snow slopes become unsuitable and the season ends.
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