ClimateThe province of Teruel has a Mediterranean climate given its location at a high point of Spain. Moreover, its geographical situation is influenced by the humid winds from both the Mediterranean and the Atlantic Ocean. As a consequence of its extension, nearly 15,000 km2 – as if we put together the regions of Navarra and La Rioja-, we could say it is a dry, cold weather with imperative contrasts.
In summer, high temperatures are quite common in the north part of Teruel. However, it is not an extreme weather given thatmaximum temperatures reach 30 ° C which may be even pleasant during the evening. It might scarcely rain in summer or if it does, it usually turns into a storm.
Fall and spring are the seasons with more rainfall per year, although we must say that overall, the climate is quite dry, and varies between 400 mm / year in the north and 900 mm / year in the southern mountains. In fact, the average cloudiness is scarce given the distance away from the sea; the majority of the province usually enjoys 7 to 7.6 hours of sunlight each day, similar to some Spanish islands like Menorca and Fuerteventura.
Winter temperatures are cold, with dropping values below 0 ºC. The above mentioned sunlight, the dry weather and the short of wind provides comfortable climate, despite that the thermal values can be low. In winter it is also common to see somesnow, especially in the southern mountains of the province.
Travelling with Children
Many of the tourism resources in the province are ideal for family holiday, so Teruel becomes a perfect destination for traveling with children.. If it is your case, you will get some privileges when telling the staffs or looking for accommodation. Several services and amenities are available for children in each of the establishments (cots, extra beds, special menus, etc.).
Tourism & Environment
With 35% of the area included in the Natura 2000 network, the province of Teruel treasures a rich landscape, fauna and environment although they are just the tip of the iceberg. You may also plan to enjoy the following features during your visit to the province: practicing adventure sports, enjoying the wildlife, watching animals or hiking. So here you are some recommendations that will help you enjoy nature activities even more:
- Please, find out your restrictions before starting any activity, overall if you are in a protected natural area. In case you are driving, a motor vehicle for example, traffic may be limited in some natural areas in order to preserve the fauna.
- If you practice hiking or any other activity unattended by an expert, please do inform the staff at your accommodation about your itinerary and expecting time to return. You will be offered updated details to enjoy the landscape in the province by both hotels and rural houses as tourist bureaus.
- Although it is an appealing annual activity for visitors, collecting mushrooms is restricted in different locations among the province. Please, be aware of the regulation in each case.
- Lighting a fire in any natural landscape is prohibited.