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Bureau of Meteorology

Andorra Weather

Andorra Weather

Andorra, a small principality located in the eastern Pyrenees mountains between France and Spain, has a mountainous climate with distinctive seasons. Here's an overview of the weather types, data, and seasons in Andorra:

  1. Mountainous Climate:

    • Andorra's climate is primarily influenced by its mountainous terrain.
    • The Pyrenees mountains contribute to significant variations in temperature and precipitation across the country.
  2. Temperature:

    • Winter: Winter months (December to February) are cold, with temperatures often dropping below freezing, especially in higher elevations.
    • Summer: Summer (June to August) brings milder temperatures, with daytime highs ranging from 15 to 25 degrees Celsius (59 to 77 degrees Fahrenheit).
  3. Precipitation:

    • Andorra receives a moderate amount of precipitation, with higher levels in the spring and autumn.
    • Winter: Snowfall is common in winter, making Andorra a popular destination for winter sports enthusiasts.
    • Spring and Autumn: These transitional seasons may experience rain showers.
  4. Seasons:

    • Winter: December to February is the winter season, characterized by cold temperatures and snowfall, especially in the mountainous regions.
    • Spring: March to May sees a transition to milder temperatures, with blooming vegetation.
    • Summer: June to August is summer, with pleasant temperatures and occasional rain showers.
    • Autumn: September to November brings cooler temperatures and changing foliage.
  5. Mountain Resorts:

    • Andorra is known for its ski resorts, and winter tourism is a significant part of its economy.
    • Ski season typically runs from December to April, depending on snow conditions.
  6. Microclimates:

    • Due to the mountainous terrain, microclimates can exist within different valleys and elevations.
  7. Sunshine:

    • Andorra enjoys a relatively high number of sunny days, especially in the summer months.
  8. Altitude Variations:

    • The capital, Andorra la Vella, is situated at a lower altitude, experiencing milder winters compared to higher mountain areas.
  9. Natural Hazards:

    • Given its mountainous nature, there is a risk of avalanches in certain areas during winter.

It's important to note that Andorra's climate can vary significantly depending on the specific location within the principality. Local weather conditions and forecasts should be consulted for more accurate and current information.

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