Weather in Spain
The weather in Spain makes it one of the most stable in Europe
Temperatures in Spain
Ask most visitors to Spain the main reasons for coming and most will say the Sunny warm weather, and most parts of this country, specially in the south, has it in abundance.
Of course most people visit Spain during the summer months ( May to September ) which has an enviable climate mostly warm dry and sunny.
Although the country has one of the most enviable and most stable climates in the world you may be surprised by some of the temperature extremes recorded on the mainland and the islands.
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The Climate in Spain
Spain lies in the temperate zone and its climate is determined by its unusual world position , and by its continental land mass and high mountainous terrain, producing one of the most diverse and varied climates in Europe.
The Cantabrian mountains mark the first well-defined climatological division to Spains climate.
To the north of this range lies what we may refer to as rainy Spain, this are includes the Basque Country, Cantabria, Asturias and Galicia., with a maritime climate par excellence, with only slight variations in temperature, mild winters and cool summers, an almost constantly cloudy sky and frequent rainfall, although less so during the summer.
This climate, which is typical of western Europe, favours a northern European type of vegetation. In terms of surface area, rainy Spain accounts for about a third of the country, while the other two thirds make up dry Spain.
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The Rain in Spain
Large areas of Spain receive and average of 600mm of rainfall a year, however a large Part of the country has an altitude of 660 meters which is a constraint to agriculture and age old problem as many a farmer wished there land would lie below this height as they would invariably receive more rainfall each year.
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The Winds in Spain
The Spanish climate is one of the most stable in Europe, however its not all sunshine as certain parts of the country can also be very windy, especially during the Autumn and Spring months. Wind gusts of 170 km/h have been recorded in Los Llanos in Albacete and it is almost certain that strong winds of over 200 km/h occur around the higher peaks in the mountainous regions.
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SUNSETS AROUND SPAIN
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WEATHER AROUND SPAIN