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min/max temperatures, rainfall/snow by month over the camino frances

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Lee Howell

Lee (of Lee& Sandy)
Camino(s) past & future
May (2017)
I am looking at my first Camino Frances and could start mid October this year or early spring (start late mid-April) next year. I was planning to start in St. Jean. I recall seeing a link to a historical weather site for Spain but can't find the link now. Any good sources?
 

Seabird

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF April/May (2016), starting in St. Palais, France
Not sure of the link you mention. But weather.com gives you a year of weather history on its monthly tab. This link is for SJSPdP.

I've also used the history tab on wunderground.com. It doesn't seem to cover as many cities, but gives you many years of data. This link is for Orreaga (Roncevalles), which includes 20 years of data.

Then there's also the site for current temperature for all places along the Camino. See this link.
 

Rick M

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
April ('16,'18, '19, '20)
I am looking at my first Camino Frances and could start mid October this year or early spring (start late mid-April) next year. I was planning to start in St. Jean. I recall seeing a link to a historical weather site for Spain but can't find the link now. Any good sources?
You are possibly thinking of this one: http://www.worldweatheronline.com/v2/weather-averages.aspx?q=SCQ , which can get you stats for all the places on the route. The main accuweather site can do it too if you poke around a bit.
 

Rick M

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
April ('16,'18, '19, '20)
Thanks Seabird and Rick M. I can use these sites to get the data.
Based on your proposed departure date and question, let me offer some unsolicited advice.

Be prepared for a couple of frosty mornings, you will get some early on. You won't need gloves, unless you like wearing them. Take a hat to keep the sun out of your eyes, as well as rain. An average morning will be 8 oC. Average mid day temperatures will be 15C early on, and warmer as you get closer to Santiago. Take a pair of shorts, although I only wore mine when my long pants were in the laundry. You will need a wind shell jacket, although some ponchos work for this too. Add that to a long sleeve merino and a mid weight fleece, and that's all the warm you will need. Practice and make friends with your rain gear solution before you go, because you will get rained on.

I would go in April again, but its not like Hawaii that time of year!
 

Lila

New Member
I am looking at my first Camino Frances and could start mid October this year or early spring (start late mid-April) next year. I was planning to start in St. Jean. I recall seeing a link to a historical weather site for Spain but can't find the link now. Any good sources?
I have created this widget with all the data you need per month / place with number of rainy days and number of sunny days :) It is based on national statistics.
https://www.followthecamino.com/camino-weather/

I hope you and other pilgrims find this useful.
Buen Camino
 

SYates

Camino Fossil AD 1999, now living in Santiago de C
Camino(s) past & future
First: Camino Francés 1999
...
Last: Santiago - Muxia 2019

Now: http://egeria.house/
Looks like a very useful tool! Thanks for creating it! Buen Camino, SY
 

trecile

Camino Addict
Camino(s) past & future
Francés (2016 & 2017), Norte (2018), Francés-Salvador-Norte (2019), Portuguese (2019)

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