climate in Spain
There are three types of climate in this area:
- Continental climate – characteristic for the majority of Spain, with the annual rainfall up to 64 centimeters. There are practically two rainy seasons here, spring and autumn. Winter is cold with strong winds, while summer is warm and cloudless.
- Maritime climate – prevails in the northern part of the country, with mild winter, warm summer. It is generally a region of abundant rainfall, specially in autumn. Fog and mist are common here due to the high humidity and winds.
- Mediterranean climate – is characteristic for southern and eastern parts and coasts. Rainfall is rather irregular here, insufficient. This region is marked by hot, dry winds carrying sometimes dust are common in spring. Levante is cooler and blows from the east. Summer is mild with pleasant temperatures in the eastern and northern part, while the southeast coast has warm summers and mild winters, similar to the southern Mediterranean.
The Canary Islands have subtropical weather with mild temperatures all around the year. The climate is generally temperate with clear, hot summers, moderate along the coast and cold winters, partly cloudy along the coast.
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Spain is a constitutional monarchy and a region of unique culture which attracts many tourist with its exceptional beauty and outstanding architectural heritage, museums, cathedrals, etc.
The Spanish cuisine is rich in variety and has gained an excellent reputation. Their dishes vary from tasty sauces, fish and vegetables naturally combined with the wines.
Due to its great location, Spain has always been a target for different civilizations. The Iberian population probably arrived from the north of Africa.
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Spain has an extraordinary cultural heritage. It is the fusion of different influences throughout the history; mostly Iberian, Latin, Roman Catholicism and Moorish Islam.