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The weather on the Costa Brava

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In this article we will proceed to explain what is the weather that usually does according to times or seasons on the Costa Brava, however, due to climate change or as Trump says to the change in the cycle of time “the weather has become a little crazy” and summers that arrive until the beginning of November as it happened this year 2019 in Tossa de Mar where the thermometer came to be at 26 degrees in the last months of the year.

The temperature during the year

On the Costa Brava, summers are short, hot, humid, and mostly clear, and winters are long, cold, windy, and partly cloudy. During the course of the year, the temperature generally varies from 3 to 30 degrees and rarely drops below 0 ° C or rises above 30 degrees.

Summer on the Costa Brava

Taking into account when it is the best time to dive into the beach or pool, the best time of year to visit coastal towns such as Tossa de Mar, Playa de Aro or Lloret de Mar for hot activities is from the beginning of July to the end of July. August, although as we mentioned before, there have been September in which the temperature exceeded the month of August.

The warm season lasts 2.7 months, from June 22 to September 14, and average daily maximum temperature is over 25 ° C. The hottest day of the year is August 6, with an average maximum temperature of 28 ° C and an average minimum temperature of 20 ° C.

The lowest temperature

The cool season lasts 4 months, from the end of November to the end of March normally, and the average daily maximum temperature is less than 16 ° C. The coldest day of the year is in January, with an average minimum temperature of 4 ° C and an average maximum temperature of 14 ° C.

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Clouds on the Costa Brava

In Tossa de Mar, for example, the average percentage of the sky covered with clouds varies considerably throughout the year.

The clearer part of the year in Tossa de Mar begins approximately in mid-June; and lasts on average almost 3 months and ends approximately in mid-September.

The cloudiest part of the year begins in mid-September; It lasts 9 months and ends approximately in mid-June. On October 23, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 48% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 52% of the time.

The rains on the Costa Brava

The probability of rainy days in Tossa de Mar varies throughout the year. We will describe them below:

The rainiest season

It lasts 9 months, from the end of August to the end of June, with a probability of more than 15% that a certain day will be a wet day. The maximum chance of a wet day is 21% in early October.

To show the variation during a month and not only the monthly totals, we show you what the accumulated rainfall is during a 30-day moving period centered around each day of the year. Lloret de Mar has a slight variation of monthly rain per season.

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It rains throughout the year in Lloret de Mar, but most of the rain falls during the 31 days centered around mid-October, with an average total accumulation of 73 millimeters.

The approximate date with the least amount of rain is mid-July, with an average total accumulation of 23 millimeters.

The driest season

The drier season lasts 2.0 months, from June 20 to August 20. The smallest chance of a wet day is 10% on July 13.

Among rainy days, we distinguish between those with only rain, only snow, or a combination of the two. Based on this categorization, the most common form of precipitation throughout the year is rain alone, with a peak probability of 21% in early October.

Sunny days on the Costa Brava

The length of the day in Tossa de Mar varies considerably throughout the year. In 2019, the shortest day is December 22, it was 9 hours of natural light; The longest day is June 21, with 15 hours of daylight.

The earliest sunrise is 6:13 AM on June 15, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours and 2 minutes later at 8:15 AM on January 5. The earliest sunset is 5:17 PM on December 9, and the latest sunset is 4 hours, 9 minutes later at 9:26 PM on June 27.

Humidity on the Costa Brava

We base the comfort level of humidity on the dew point, since it determines whether sweat will evaporate from the skin, thus cooling the body. When the dew points are lower it feels drier and when they are high it feels wetter. Unlike temperature, which generally varies considerably between night and day, the dew point tends to change more slowly, so even though the temperature drops at night, on a humid day the night is generally humid.

The wind on the Costa Brava

This section is about the hourly average wind vector of the wide area (speed and direction) 10 meters above the ground. The wind from a certain location is highly dependent on local topography and other factors; and instantaneous wind speed and direction vary more widely than hourly averages.

The average hourly wind speed on the Costa Brava has considerable seasonal variations throughout the year.

The windiest part of the year lasts for 6.4 months, from October 7 to April 20, with average wind speeds of over 14.6 kilometers per hour. The windiest day of the year on the Costa Brava is mid-December, with an average wind speed of 17.8 kilometers per hour.

The calmest time of the year lasts for 5.6 months, from April 20 to October 7. The calmest day of the year is June 27, with an average wind speed of 11.4 kilometers per hour.

You can see how the weather is on the Costa Brava from this link:

El tiempo en la Costa Brava
El tiempo en Tossa de Mar

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