Will it rain, will it be a sunny day or will it be cold this Saturday? Here is the weather forecast for the next few hours in Barcelona.
Weather in Barcelona
During the day
Maximum temperature: 15 degrees Celsius
Rain probability: 0%
Wind gusts: 30 kilometers per hour
UV Index: 2
Minimum temperature: 8 degrees Celsius
Rain probability: 0%
Wind gusts: 28 kilometers per hour
Snow days in Barcelona are minimal (Government of Barcelona)
Barcelona is located in the northeast of Spain, on the Mediterranean coast of the Iberian Peninsula, where two types of climate dominate: continental Mediterranean and humid subtropical.
The continental Mediterranean climate occurs mainly to the south of Barcelona and is characterized by mild winters and hot, dry summers.
While the rainy season in this state of weather is present mainly during winter or in the intermediate seasons.
For its part, the humid subtropical climate occurs in the northernmost part of the region, which is characterized by cold or mild winters, as well as humid and warm summers.
Meanwhile, there is no rainy season as such in this state of weather, since the rainfall falls well distributed throughout the year.
According to the State Meteorological Agency (Aemet) of Spain, the maximum temperature in Barcelona is around 30 degrees Celsius and occurs in the months of July and August.
In the case of the minimum temperature, the Aemet mentions that it is below zero degrees Celsius between December and January.
The months in which the most rain falls in Barcelona are between September and October. While snowfall days are very few, no more than 10 a year, on average.
The four climates of Spain
The maximum temperatures occur between July and August, while the minimums are in January and February (Reuters)
Spain is characterized by being sunny, where the hours of sunshine are around 3 thousand hours a year. The temperatures in this Mediterranean country are mild, however, there are marked differences between seasons and different areas.
Although the Amet registers up to 13 types of climates in Spain, there are really four that predominate: oceanic, Mediterranean with cool summers, continental Mediterranean and cold steppe.
The oceanic is characterized by being temperate with cool summers, abundant rainfall and well distributed throughout the year.
In Spain it appears mainly in the north and west of Galicia, the Cantabrian Sea, the Iberian System, the northeast of the northern plateau and a large part of the Pyrenees, except for the highest areas.
The cool-summer Mediterranean, as its name implies, has dry and cool summers, as well as cold or mild winters, while most of the rain falls in winter or intermediate seasons.
This climate covers most of the northern plateau, inland Galicia and many mountainous areas in the center and south of the peninsula. In the Canary Islands, it extends widely through the interior of the islands of La Palma, El Hierro, La Gomera and Tenerife, as well as in the highest areas of Gran Canaria.
The continental Mediterranean registers temperate and rainy winters, as well as dry and hot summers.
This type of climate is present in a large part of the Iberian Peninsula and the Balearic Islands. It extends over most of the southern half and the Mediterranean coastal regions, with the exception of the arid areas of the southeast.
As for the cold steppe, the winters are very cold and the summers can be mild or hot, in addition, rainfall is scarce.
This climate extends to the southeast of the peninsula, the Ebro valley, the southern plateau and, to a lesser extent, to Extemadura, the Balearic Islands and the center of the northern plateau. They are also observed on all the islands of the Canary archipelago.
During spring and autumn is when the most pleasant weather in Spain is recorded, a climate that allows you to enjoy the outdoors practically all day.
The maximum temperatures are reached during July and August, the hottest and driest months in the whole country.
While the minimum temperatures usually occur in January and February, months that also coincide with the days with the most rain, mainly in the north of Spain.
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