climate varies tremendously in Spain, due to its large size.
Visitors can generally expect a Mediterranean climate,
characterized by hot, dry summers and mild, rainy winters.
central plateau, or Meseta, has a continental climate with
hot, dry summers and cold winters. Rain generally falls in
spring and autumn. The mountains surrounding the plateau
have a higher rainfall and often experience heavy snowfalls
the Cantabrian mountains, the Basque Country, Cantabria,
Asturias and Galicia have a maritime climate, with cool
summers and mild winters. The weather is often cloudy with
Mediterranean coast, the climate is moderate with rain in
spring and autumn. Murcia has an almost African climate and
is characterized by numerous palm trees. Rainfall is low and
the calina, or heat haze, is common during summer.
Atlantic coast, the summers are cooler and fairly heavy
rainfall occurs during winter. Inland, the summers are hot
and the rainfall decreases.
Balearic islands have a maritime climate, with cool, wet
winters and warm, dry summers.
Islands have an even warmer climate. The coastal areas are
fairly mild, but the interior, especially in arid areas of
Tenerife, can get very hot during the day with cold nights.
Mount Teide is often snowcapped in winter and the vast
majority of rain falls in winter.
clothing: Light- to medium weights and rainwear, according
to the season
The coastal areas of Spain enjoy a typical
Mediterranean climate but some areas do have a tendency to
be bit humid at times. Snowfalls in the mountains start as
early as October and some snow cover lasts all year on the
for mountain areas, the northern foothills of the Sistema
Iberico are the coldest area, and frost is common. Summers
are warm and cloudless, producing average daytime
temperatures that reach 21° C in the northern Meseta and 24
to 27° C in the southern Meseta; nighttime temperatures
range from 7 to 10 C. The Ebro Basin, at a lower altitude,
is extremely hot during the summer, and temperatures can
exceed 43 C. Summer humidities are low in the Meseta Central
and in the Ebro Basin, except right along the shores of in
the Rio Ebro where humidity is high.