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Spanish climate - The climate of Spain is marked by extremes of temperature, except in the north, generally low rainfall, and the variegated physical features of the country ensure pronounced climatic differences. The climate is most equable along the Biscayan and Atlantic coasts, which are generally damp and cool. The central plateau has summers so arid that nearly all the streams dry up, the earth parches, and drought is common. Most of Spain receives less than 610 mm (24 in) of precipitation per year; the northern mountains get considerably more moisture. At Madrid , winter cold is sufficient to freeze surrounding streams, while summer temperatures in Seville rise as high as 49°C (120°F). By contrast the southern Mediterranean coast has a subtropical climate. Málaga, in the extreme south, has an average winter temperature of 14°C (57°F).
The average temperature during the year goes around 21 ºC and there are approx. 300 days of sunshine per year, highlighting how stable the weather is. These conditions are rarely found in any other part of the world.
The weather conditions might well also be a reason for the easygoing way of life you will find here, as well as the friendliness of people. There is no such thing as stress and the most important thing is to enjoy life. New arrivals often find it hard to adapt to this Mediterranean attitude "mañana", however, pretty soon they inhale this Mediterranean style of life and going back home becomes very difficult
Costa Almeria is Europe's warmest and sunniest region, with over 3,000 hours of sunshine a year - but until recently it was less accessible than other Spanish destinations, a fact which has undoubtedly helped to shield it from the excess of tourism and led it to become the unspoilt & tranquil setting it is today.
Costa Almeria is also known for the filming of westerns in the 1970's and the shopping facilities in the city centre. With a warm climate in the summer and mild temperatures in the winter
Murcia enjoys a semi-arid Mediterranean climate. Temperatures fit the Mediterranean model; hot summers with temperatures even above 40º C (104 ºF) and gentle, short winters.
The pleasant climate
of Murcia provides more than 3500 sunshine hours/year, with 300 days of sunshine
a year: therefore, average temperatures are between 16 ºC and 19 ºC.
The weather in June is usually warm; the average max temperature is 33.4 ºC
and the minimum temperature is 20.1 ºC
The climate, with more than 300 days of sun and a year around average temperature of 23ºC (73ºF), makes Malaga a perfect location to grow olives and fruits like lemons and oranges.
The perfect weather in Malaga together with the many beautiful beaches in the area make the province one of the most popular places for tourists to visit in Spain
The region of Valencia has a coastline stretching for 500km known as the Costa Blanca. Alicante is situated in the South of the region and Valencia lies slightly more northerly.
The weather here is mild throughout the year and although it may be slightly cooler than the more southerly parts of Spain, in summer temperatures can still get very hot. Quite often the temperatures can reach the mid to high 30s in the summer months.
The weather in Barcelona is pleasant most of the year round. However you'll experience the absolute best weather from mid April to the end of July. August can be hot during the day (sometimes peaking around 34°C).
The weather in October and
November is still pleasant but starting to get a little cooler (21°C down
to 15°C, 69 to 59F). From November to February the temperatures are cooler
averaging around 12°C or 53F
Though cold, winter in Madrid is usually quite dry, and for those not looking for sun-tanning weather it can be a very refreshing time of the year to visit the city. Spring is one of the most pleasant times of the year to visit Madrid.
The long days are generally warm and the nights cool - Madrid's summer should really be divided into two sections; the pleasant summer and very-hot-summer. The former may or may not last all through June, and then begins again in mid to late August. Autumn is an excellent time for a visit. The city's mood is quite different as everyone has recently returned to work or school after the August holidays
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