- What type of clothing should I pack?
In Spain, people dress differently according to the season, and the place they are going to. Spanish people don't dress up too much to go out, although of course, it depends on where you are going. In the Mediterranean coast, because of the mild climate, it is usually not necessary to pack warm clothes. In the North cost you have to pack rainproof clothes. While in the interior, you should dress according to the season, as temperatures vary greatly, with cold winters, and hot summers.
- What is the weather like in Spain?
Spain has a predominantly warm Mediterranean climate, with dry summers and winters with balanced temperatures. The weather of Spain is the most diverse in Europe due to its position, coasts, mountains and large land If you travel to the north, to the Cantabrian coast, you will find a mild climate with high rainfall. Winters are mild and in summer temperatures rarely exceed 25ºC.
However, in the higher parts of the country like Pyrenees, the mountains of Sierra Nevada, the Central and Iberian ranges, and the Cantabrian Mountains, the climate is harsher and it is common to see snow from the beginning of winter to the end of spring.
The interiors of Spain have extreme winters and summers.
Canary Islands facing the coast of Africa, has benign climate throughout with mild temperatures (22ºC year-round average on the coasts), with only small temperature differences between day and night.
Balearic Islands temperature in December (winters) ranges between 9.7 and 16.5 degrees celcius on average. In June the summer temperature increase to between 18.4 and 25.9 degrees celcius. By the autumn the climate in Balearic Islands has average temperatures that fall to between 19.8 and 27.1 degrees in the month of September. In the east of Spain (mediterranean coast)climate typically means hot dry summers and mild winters. Sunshine is abundant - averaging 6hrs a day in winter and 12 in summer. Rainfall is highest in autumn and winter and very low in summer.