Surrounded by the seemingly endless Atlantic Ocean and the huge Mediterranean Sea, Spain is gifted with a mild Mediterranean climate. No wonder that tourists all around the globe head out to this spectacular country to enjoy their dream vacation. Additionally holidaymakers with a desire for adventure go farther inland to discover mountains, valleys, forests, and other pristine gifts of Spain.
If you are one of these adventurers, you should know Spanish weather. In fact, the weather up in the mountains, valleys, and other remote places can be sometimes very dissimilar from locations near the sea. That’s because of the existence of micro climates, local atmospheric spots where the climate varies from other places. For instance, it may be warm near the coast but windy and wet in the hinterlands.
Because weather is one of the conditions that you as an adventurer must challenge, it is a good idea to know the weather conditions in that region so you can be better prepared.
1. Log in to the Web for weather updates. For maximum reliability, it is best if you browse through sites that display local weather data, not just the atmospheric conditions within the general area. For instance, if you are looking forward to hike to Mt. Tiede and the surrounding Tiede National Park which are at the middle of the island of Tenerife, visit weather sites that give specific Tenerife weather forecast.
2. Call the local weather station and ask about the weather in the area where you will be going. Local weather stations are updated and reliable when it comes to their forecasts. For example, if you plan to spend the day on a long urban trek in the city of Valencia, then communicate with the local weather station in Valencia to have an accurate Valencia weather forecast.
3. Inquire with the local citizens whom you pass by or make friends with. Most have useful knowledge about the weather conditions in the area. Although they are not as “cientifically accurate” as forecasters in weather stations, they can provide you excellent general advice about the conditions at certain times of the year.
4. Know how to predict the weather the ancient way. Indeed, you can somewhat know upcoming weather through natural signs. For example, if you see a band around the moon, there is a huge probability that rain will arrive in the next few hours. Fog that envelops valleys during summer means that the weather will be fair. The higher the clouds are, the finer the weather. When birds are cruising at high distances from the ground, it signifies that air pressure is high, is a sign of fine weather. If they are flying lower to the ground, then air pressure is low, a sign of rainy or stormy weather; birds can’t fly high since the air is less dense. You can study these indicators through the help of bushcrafters and mountaineers.
Enjoy your adventure in Spain.