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Spain sunindex: the best time to travel to Spain
Spain is a one of the most populair sun destinations in Europe, but whether Spain is suitable as a winter sun destination depends on your requirements. The Canary Islands, which are a part of Spain are definitely suitable as a winter sun destination. The Costa Blanca (especially Benidorm) is also known as a good place to spend the winter. The weather may also be very pleasant during late fall and early spring on the Costa de Luz and the Costa del Sol (Andalusia). The rest of Spain is not suitable as a winter sun destination. Especially not in the interior where snow, rain and wind are not uncommon during the winter. The weather is also not pleasant enough on the islands of Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza and Formentera (the Baleares).
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Spain climate & weather
Do you want to know all about the climate in Spain? Learn about the temperatures, the number of sunny hours, chance of frost, chance of hurricanes, chance of rain and precipitation averages at the awarded climate and weather site:
the climate of Spain


Sunny holidays in Spain
Based on long term average figures, the weather of the past few years and extremes that have been recorded where temperatures, precipitation figures and storms are concerned we are able to give an indication as to the suitability of this particular location as a summer weather destination.

The figures below are an average for Spain. Please, note that local deviations may occur.

 The weather in Spain
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Explanation of symbols
January 10 / 50 2 / 36 4 n/a   - more sunny symbols = better summer weather (maximum of 5)
- red sunny symbols = high chances of hot or muggy weather

= chances of precipitation
 (0 - 4, higher number of cloudy symbols, higher chance of precipitation)

= the risk of tropical storms
(0 - 3, higher number of symbols, higher risk)
February 12 / 54 2 / 36 5 n/a  
March 15 / 59 4 / 39 6 n/a  
April 18 / 64 6 / 43 7 n/a  
May 22 / 72 10 / 50 9 n/a  
June 28 / 82 14 / 57 10 n/a    
July 32 / 90 17 / 63 11 n/a    
August 32 / 90 17 / 63 11 n/a    
September 27 / 81 14 / 57 8 n/a    
October 21 / 70 9 / 48 6 n/a  
November 14 / 57 5 / 41 5 n/a    
December 10 / 50 4 / 39 4 n/a    
The weather in Spain
Summers in Spain are warm, winters are cool. However, in October and April the weather may still be pleasant.
Spain climate information

Popular destinations in Spain
During the winter the most important destinations are the Costa Blanca, the Canary Islands and to a lesser degree the Costa del Sol. The weather along the Costa de La Luz may be very pleasant. However, it is very calm here during the winter.
During the summer entire Spain is suitable as a sun destination. Especially the Costa Brava, Costa Dorada, Mallorca and Menorca.

Useful facts & tips
- Many golf courses can be found in the southern part of Spain (between Malaga and Gibraltar).
- Benidorm attracts as many tourists during the winter as it does during the summer.
- Price levels are among the lowest along the Mediterranean Sea.
- If you travel by car you should bear in mind that the weather may be bad en route.
- Only make stopovers on well-frequented parking places.
- Early spring (March/April) is ideal for going on a city trip to Barcelona, Madrid, Valencia, Malaga
  or Sevilla.
- the Spanish police is very quick in towing away illegally parked cars with a foreign license plate.

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