Find out the best travel time for perfect weather in Asturias
When you come to Asturias, you must be aware of two things: it’s windy and humidity is high! Located between the Atlantic Ocean and a high mountain range, Asturian weather comes along with many strong breezes and quick changes throughout the day from sunny to rainy. The meteorological station in Cabo Busto continuously measures average wind velocities of at least 13 kilometres per hour throughout the entire year. Being one of the colder regions in Spain, the average daily high temperature accounts for 18 degrees Celsius.
Nevertheless, the unique coastal mountain region is very diverse and there are plenty of things to do for every kind of weather in Asturias.
If you are looking for sunny days at the Asturian beaches, July and August are the best months to visit with an average of six hours of sunshine per day and temperatures above 25 degrees Celsius. The probability of rain only occurs on around seven days for the entire month. The ocean’s water temperature ranges around 20 degrees Celsius, meaning it works well for a nice cool down. Due to the wind, the sea is also perfect for surfing pretty much all year round, depending on how sensitive you are to cold water.
Winter on the Asturian coast is usually pretty mild. Even though it rains a lot from November through January and the sun only comes out for around three hours a day, it rarely snows since the temperatures usually don’t fall below 5 degrees.
However, just an hour away from the coast, the Cantabrian Mountains are usually covered in white from December to March and therefore offer great opportunities for winter sports. Go skiing, ride down the mountains on a snowboard or enjoy the impressive winter landscape in one of the many gastronomies. As you can see, the weather in Asturias can go from one extreme to the other, depending on where exactly you are.
Even outside of the winter season, the ski resorts can be used for sports. The trails around the station Valgrande-Parajes are perfect for running, cycling or simply for a long walk surrounded by stunning nature. Thanks to the masses of rain, the wildlife can flourish and you can find yourself in a beautiful green landscape. From spring to fall, not only these trails but also many other routes to hidden gems in the middle of nowhere are perfect for a hike. But keep in mind that especially the months of March/April and October/November can still surprise you with heavy rainfall so bring your raincoat or an umbrella to enjoy the sights regardless. The temperatures in spring and fall months however are mostly pleasant for physical activities with around 15 to 20 degrees Celsius.
Due to an average annual humidity level of more than 70 percent, fog is also a common sight in Asturias, mostly along the coast and in the valleys. Especially in the evenings or at night, even in summer, a gray veil hangs in the streets which gives the scenes a downright mystical touch.