Climate

The climate, cold and dry, except in the areas near the Mediterranean sea, is profoundly linked to the geographic characteristics of the province, with a high elevation. Its location in the Iberian Mountain Range is the reason that approximately 62% of its territory is above 1000 metres elevation, in some zones reaching 2.000 metres.

It is, then a Mediterranean climate of mid-sized mountains/continental Mediterranean This means contrasts in temperature depending on

  • The elevation
  • The time of the day, on the same day
  • Exposure: sunny or shady zones

Generally speaking, we can say that:
In winter, the most extreme minimum temperature can reach 20 degrees below zero, although normally the temperature oscillates between -4 to 13 above zero.

Springs are mild with sunny mornings and cool afternoons when the sun sets. The temperatures range from 18 to 22 degrees Celsius.

The warmest months extend from mid-June until almost the end of August with temperatures that can reach 38 degrees in the sun. This temperature is milder at higher elevations (above 1000 metres), in the evening and of course, near the sea.

September and October are very similar to April and May, although cooler and less sunny.

Rainfall:

In general, they are scant, with the most rainfall in the months of April and May and at the end of October and November. In Summer there may be heat storms at the end of the day. In some cases, these are brief but torrential.
In any case, rainfall ranges from 400 mm in the lower zones (Beceite, Molinos, Montoso) to 800 in the highest (Villarluengo, Cantavieja).

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