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Snow on the Norte in June?

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My wife and I just got to Irun today June 9 and have heard there is snow on the route and have seen a website showing snow in the forecast. Can anyone confirm this, especially if you are walking the Camino and happen to see this post?

I am concerned the Camino may not be safe if it is snowing.
 

Tia Valeria

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My wife and I just got to Irun today June 9 and have heard there is snow on the route and have seen a website showing snow in the forecast. Can anyone confirm this, especially if you are walking the Camino and happen to see this post?

I am concerned the Camino may not be safe if it is snowing.
According to aemet.es the snowline is down to 1300/1400mts during the coming week right along the Norte. It might be cold and wet so hopefully you have warm layers and waterproofs.
The snow is in the mountains so you should be o.k. along the coast.
 

J F Gregory

Portugal Central - October 2019
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Frances (March-April,2016) finished, (October 2019) Portuguese Central Route.
My wife and I just got to Irun today June 9 and have heard there is snow on the route and have seen a website showing snow in the forecast. Can anyone confirm this, especially if you are walking the Camino and happen to see this post?

I am concerned the Camino may not be safe if it is snowing.
If your prepared snow shouldn't be a problem. We walked a winter walk with about 10 days of snow. The other days were wind, rain and sleet. 4 days of sunshine .
 

J F Gregory

Portugal Central - October 2019
Camino(s) past & future
Frances (March-April,2016) finished, (October 2019) Portuguese Central Route.
If your prepared snow shouldn't be a problem. We walked a winter walk with about 10 days of snow. The other days were wind, rain and sleet. 4 days of sunshine .
O yes, we pack the same for all 4 seasons, We got in a blizzard in June one time.
 

Kosmos

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Camino del Norte 2017
My wife and I just got to Irun today June 9 and have heard there is snow on the route and have seen a website showing snow in the forecast. Can anyone confirm this, especially if you are walking the Camino and happen to see this post?

I am concerned the Camino may not be safe if it is snowing.
Don't worry about that, I live in the north coast, I have never seen the snow on the coast, nor even in winter.
 

Bob from L.A. !

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Camino Francis 2012, 2014, 2016. Camino Norte 2018. Many more to come in my future God willing !

Thomas@Albany

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First Part Oct. 5 2018 (StJ)-Oct. 19 (Boadillo); 2nd Part May 5 (Boadilla) to May 26, 2019.
Walking in early/mid May along the Cantabric Mountains, I saw snow on the tops (big patches). So, yes, I guess it can happen.
 

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