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Spain Weather For Family Vacations

Published at 07/17/2011 01:41:34

 For many, the reason they come to Spain is because of the weather. Northern Europeans flock to Spain to lie on Spain's famous beaches with supposedly guaranteed sun all day, every day. Spain's weather isn't as simple as that. One of the biggest myths about Spain is that the weather is always good.

 You will find that not only is Malaga weather forecasts right on the dot, usually, but you will also find that it is a very good place to kick off a family vacation or to spend quality time with your family. In Madrid, temperatures are seldom lower than freezing.   Good reasons to travel in the winter are:  low airfares, fewer tourist crowds, sale time beginning on Jan. 7, and special events like New Year’s Eve as well as the Cabalgata, the Magi Kings parade on Jan. 5 in anticipation of their gifts on Jan 6.  Resort hotels which are packed in August are available at bargain rates in Jan. - early March especially in the Costa del Sol.  Weather there is in the 50’s (F) and 60’s. Spring is an ideal time to visit the central regions of Castilla as well as Andalucia, the Mediterreanean Coast and the Balearic Islands.  The climate is generally very good, but expects occasional rain. The weather in springtime Galicia can be variable. Sometimes wet, sometimes sunny. The coast is usually damper and colder then inland Galicia. You should bring clothing to suit most conditions, but not shorts. It is not really a time for sunbathing on the beaches of Galicia.

 Summer is hot yet everyone in the world vacations in Spain.  In August the capital is deserted as the nationals themselves join the internationals at the beach.  Many smaller stores and restaurants are closed for summer vacations in August.  Cooler temperatures and smaller crowds recommend June as a month to go rather than July or August. Summer is a good season to visit the northern regions.  The medieval pilgrimage route of Santiago de Compostela is ideal at this time of year." It should be noted that the mountains are cooler, but the route from Sarria to Santiago and the plains around Leon, can get extremely hot during August. The route is best walked during June and early August. There happen to be less travelers too. September is still warm while October brings cooler weather. The summer crowds have returned home.  Tourists can take advantage of the mostly pleasant weather and fewer crowds. Weather in September is just great for sunny days without that intense heat of August. Rain occurs more often but without the rain you will never see a Greener Spain. Bring a jumper for those cooler evenings too. The colors of the tress, like elsewhere in autumn, are on the change. This only adds to the beauty of Galicia. Fall is perhaps the best season of the year to visit the entire country. The climate is excellent with sunny days and blue skies.

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 Weather is a very important consideration for planning your trip to Spain. Depending on what you’re after, Spain is a year-round destination. The ideal months to visit are May, June and September (plus April and October in the south). At these times you can rely on good to excellent weather, yet avoid the sometimes extreme heat – and the main crush of Spanish and foreign tourists – of July and August, when temperatures can climb to 45°C in inland Andalucía; at this time, Madrid is unbearable and almost deserted.