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March/April weather concern

Dieter

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Hello all , thanks for this forum the opportunity to be part of it!! 10/03/17

Im planning my first Camino 'way Frances' from St Jean and acctually want to leave asap as in in the next few days.ive been scanning the weather and it seems to be rather rainy now most of the time. an d along most of the route.can anybody please advise....
if there is really too much rain this time of the year, should i wait til April ? is April better?I don't want to dash off and be rained out most of the time .... Has anyone done it this time of the year? .....many thanks

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It was wet and muddy February 1st this year. Usually there is snow! So time of year and usual weather patterns really can not be relied on.
I would look at the weather forecasts for the next few days in the cities you are about to enter and decide based on them.

Good luck.
 

Dieter

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It was wet and muddy February 1st this year. Usually there is snow! So time of year and usual weather patterns really can not be relied on.
I would look at the weather forecasts for the next few days in the cities you are about to enter and decide based on them.

Good luck.

Thanks very much for your advice, i will check the weather for a few days !
 

Davey Boyd

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Hello all , thanks for this forum the opportunity to be part of it!! 10/03/17

Im planning my first Camino 'way Frances' from St Jean and acctually want to leave asap as in in the next few days.ive been scanning the weather and it seems to be rather rainy now most of the time. an d along most of the route.can anybody please advise....
if there is really too much rain this time of the year, should i wait til April ? is April better?I don't want to dash off and be rained out most of the time .... Has anyone done it this time of the year? .....many thanks

best
Dieter

Hi Dieter! Whenever you go it WILL rain when you get to Galicia! So it is best to be prepared anyway. There is probably less chance of rain in April but to be honest there is no guarantee. I don't mind walking in the rain as long as I can get dry and warm at the end of the day. Saying that, after three days of constant rain it gets a bit much!

Whatever you decide, you are going to love it!
Buen Camino!
Davey
 
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Mark Lee

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Check out this website: https://www.wunderground.com/
You can look up past year's weather for Spain by month in different cities along the Camino. Look it up for the past 3-5 years and come up with an average of sorts. Kind of see when it rains the most and where. No guarantee of course, but does give some idea what to expect and what to bring.
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jpflavin1

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Hello all , thanks for this forum the opportunity to be part of it!! 10/03/17

Im planning my first Camino 'way Frances' from St Jean and acctually want to leave asap as in in the next few days.ive been scanning the weather and it seems to be rather rainy now most of the time. an d along most of the route.can anybody please advise....
if there is really too much rain this time of the year, should i wait til April ? is April better?I don't want to dash off and be rained out most of the time .... Has anyone done it this time of the year? .....many thanks

best
Dieter

Dieter:

I have walked six Camino's between March 23rd and April 30th.

There has been rain, sun, wind and even some snow. I have seen temps between -10C and 35C . There have been Camino's where I had 3 weeks of perfect weather and Camino's where it rained 8 straight days.

My point is, do not worry about the weather, just pick a time and go.

Ultreya,
Joe
 
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The current weather conditions in the Meseta are spring like and there has been little or no rain since late February. I walked the past couple of morning in a t-shirt.
Three years ago it snowed every day for the month of May in Navarra.
There is no way to predict the weather other than looking at the weather pattern in North America and doing your best at predicting when that weather will arrive on this side of the Atlantic 3 or 4 days later.
 

J F Gregory

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2016, 2021 hoping to return in fall 2022.
We walked last March and April and dealt with all kinds of weather. We walked for 33 days to snow from SJPDP for for several days rain sleet and snow overcast days and only 5 days of sunshine. I am not complaining those were probably the best 33 days of my life in the last few years. I learned a lot about myself.
 

Dieter

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Hi Dieter! Whenever you go it WILL rain when you get to Galicia! So it is best to be prepared anyway. There is probably less chance of rain in April but to be honest there is no guarantee. I don't mind walking in the rain as long as I can get dry and warm at the end of the day. Saying that, after three days of constant rain it gets a bit much!

Whatever you decide, you are going to love it!
Buen Camino!
Davey
Thank you Davey!°!
 

Dieter

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The current weather conditions in the Meseta are spring like and there has been little or no rain since late February. I walked the past couple of morning in a t-shirt.
Three years ago it snowed every day for the month of May in Navarra.
There is no way to predict the weather other than looking at the weather pattern in North America and doing your best at predicting when that weather will arrive on this side of the Atlantic 3 or 4 days later.
 

Dieter

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The current weather conditions in the Meseta are spring like and there has been little or no rain since late February. I walked the past couple of morning in a t-shirt.
Three years ago it snowed every day for the month of May in Navarra.
There is no way to predict the weather other than looking at the weather pattern in North America and doing your best at predicting when that weather will arrive on this side of the Atlantic 3 or 4 days later.

Thank you very much for the info and advice, much appreciated!!
 
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Dieter

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Dieter:

I have walked six Camino's between March 23rd and April 30th.

There has been rain, sun, wind and even some snow. I have seen temps between -10C and 35C . There have been Camino's where I had 3 weeks of perfect weather and Camino's where it rained 8 straight days.

My point is, do not worry about the weather, just pick a time and go.

Ultreya,
Joe
Good advice , thank you !!
 

Dieter

New Member
Past OR future Camino
planning first
Dieter:

I have walked six Camino's between March 23rd and April 30th.

There has been rain, sun, wind and even some snow. I have seen temps between -10C and 35C . There have been Camino's where I had 3 weeks of perfect weather and Camino's where it rained 8 straight days.

My point is, do not worry about the weather, just pick a time and go.

Ultreya,
Joe
good advice !! i like it ! zhanks Joe.
 

Dieter

New Member
Past OR future Camino
planning first
Check out this website: https://www.wunderground.com/
You can look up past year's weather for Spain by month in different cities along the Camino. Look it up for the past 3-5 years and come up with an average of sorts. Kind of see when it rains the most and where. No guarantee of course, but does give some idea what to expect and what to bring.
ultreia
Thanks Mark , good advice , nice one !!
 

Gibbru

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Have done as far as Leon so far.
The current weather conditions in the Meseta are spring like and there has been little or no rain since late February. I walked the past couple of morning in a t-shirt.
Three years ago it snowed every day for the month of May in Navarra.
There is no way to predict the weather other than looking at the weather pattern in North America and doing your best at predicting when that weather will arrive on this side of the Atlantic 3 or 4 days later.
I'm hoping to start next week from Leon (I've already done SJ to Leon). As it's snowing and cold in North America right now, I'm guessing I'm going to get some cold wet weather :)
 

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