Climate in Spain

Weather and climate in Spain

climate in Spain
One of the main reasons for many people to buy a property in Spain is the climate in Spain, the best in Europe! Compared to Northern Europe, the climate in Spain is year-round much more enjoyable! In general, it is around 10-15 degrees warmer than in the north-west of Europe.

The climate and of course above all the sun have a positive impact on lifestyle and well-being: people live more outside. In addition, it is also proved that this has a beneficial effect in some diseases such as rheumatism, arthritis and asthma. Overall, staying in Spain is good for body and mind!

Global climate zones in Spain:

  • North eastern coast of the mediterranean sea:
    Warm and sometimes even hot summers and mild winters. A few days a year very substantial rainfall, resulting in about 600 millimeters of precipitation per year.
  • South eastern coast of the mediterranean sea:
    Hot summers and mild winters. Very dry, almost desert like. Rare and very little rainfall. This is the driest place in Europe
  • Southern coast of the mediterranean sea:
    Warm and sometimes hot summers. Can be in spring and autumn a bit unstable because of the influence of the Atlantic Ocean. The average annual temperature is 20 degrees Celsius.
  • Southern west Atlantic coast:
    Warm, but not extreme hot summers. Very mild winters. Relatively high rainfall.
  • Ebro-delta:
    Very hot summers and cold winters. Low rainfall.
  • North-Atlantic coast:
    Mild summers and winters with high rainfall.
  • Pyrenees:
    Fresh summers and cold winters. A wet temperate climate (mountain climate).
  • Balearics – Mallorca, Ibiza, Menorca, Formentera:
    The Balearics have a medditerranean cliamate with warm and dry summers. De winters are mild and far more wet thand the summmers.
  • Canary Islands:
    Throughout the year a constant pleasant temperature of around 25 degrees. No seasonal changes.

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climate in Spain