Spain sunshine map
Map of Spain sunshine. Spain sunshine map (Southern Europe - Europe) to print. Spain sunshine map (Southern Europe - Europe) to download. Spain is a major European holiday destination. Besides its cultural and architectural appeal, the Mediterranean country draws in millions of tourists in search of the warm Spanish sun. This sunshine stays mainly in southern, coastal and insular areas of Spain, with Huelva topping the list of sunniest Spanish cities at over 3.5 thousand sunshine hours in 2017 as its shown in Spain sunshine map. Major coastal holiday destinations, such as Malaga, Almeria, Alicante or Tenerife also made the list, all of them with over three thousand hours of sunshine in 2017. In contrast, Bilbao ranked as the Spanish area with the lowest number of sunshine hours that year.
Spain Mediterranean coastline, from the Costa Blanca to the Costa del Sol, enjoys an average of over 300 days sunshine each year. When northern Europe is being deluged or is frozen, you can almost guarantee that the south of Spain will be bathed in sunshine. Most of that sunshine is concentrated in August, which also ranked as the hottest month in Spain in 2018. The Spanish mean temperature for the said month averaged out at 25.6 degrees as its mentioned in Spain sunshine map. The region from Galicia border with Asturias along the coast to the Pyrenees is the wettest area of Spain, although even here there are some 1,800 hours of sunshine a year (much more than in northern Europe). Catalonia (including the Costa Brava) has relatively mild winters, but is also quite humid, with 500 to 800mm (20 to 31in) of rain and between 2,450 and 2,650 hours of sunshine a year.