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Old Feb 21st 2018, 11:19 am
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Am thinking about a move to Spain, being particularly attracted by the climate.
I am exploring the possibilities of living on the south coast or very near to it .

I'm interested in shortlisting some places- medium to large-sized towns or small cities- which have the mildest winter climates.

I prefer the above size cities for the likely cultural activities on offer, work opportunities, travel and health infrastructures and so on.

I assume all of the south coast doesn't have a uniform climate throughout the year...

I can more easily bear hot summer weather if there are sea breezes providing relief: the historical temperatures I've seen for a couple of south coast cities are around or slightly below the summer temps I get in my present location- which suffers from high temperatures and humidity and typically no breezes at all, let alone windy days.

I would greatly welcome recommendations of places to consider.

Thank you .
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Hi
Am thinking about a move to Spain, being particularly attracted by the climate.
I am exploring the possibilities of living on the south coast or very near to it .

I'm interested in shortlisting some places- medium to large-sized towns or small cities- which have the mildest winter climates.

I prefer the above size cities for the likely cultural activities on offer, work opportunities, travel and health infrastructures and so on.

I assume all of the south coast doesn't have a uniform climate throughout the year...

I can more easily bear hot summer weather if there are sea breezes providing relief: the historical temperatures I've seen for a couple of south coast cities are around or slightly below the summer temps I get in my present location- which suffers from high temperatures and humidity and typically no breezes at all, let alone windy days.

I would greatly welcome recommendations of places to consider.

Thank you .

When you say South Coast, do you only mean the area from Almeria to Portugal? Climate can vary everywhere and I would not rule out the East of Spain. Heat can be a huge problem in some parts, while you might find the wind too extreme in other parts. Work opportunities will be another problem.
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Temperatures along most of the south coast are not significantly different until you get to Almeria where they can be a little hotter. Rainfall is higher in the west and quite a lot less in the east.

That said, it is only marginally warmer than the south east coast.

Inland it tends to be more extreme that the coast in both heat and cold.
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Hi
Am thinking about a move to Spain, being particularly attracted by the climate.
I am exploring the possibilities of living on the south coast or very near to it .

I would greatly welcome recommendations of places to consider.

Thank you .
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When you say South Coast, do you only mean the area from Almeria to Portugal? Climate can vary everywhere and I would not rule out the East of Spain. Heat can be a huge problem in some parts, while you might find the wind too extreme in other parts. Work opportunities will be another problem.
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I was thinking slightly further east of Almeria too. Maybe as far as Cartagena or so... I shortlisted the south as I assume the lower latitude will provide higher winter temps than higher latitudes. And yes, I'd prefer to avoid places which are quite to very windy year round. I suppose wind chill can play a part and exaggerate winter temps.

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Temperatures along most of the south coast are not significantly different until you get to Almeria where they can be a little hotter. Rainfall is higher in the west and quite a lot less in the east.

That said, it is only marginally warmer than the south east coast.

Inland it tends to be more extreme that the coast in both heat and cold.
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Yes, I'd rather avoid inland areas for these reasons.
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I was thinking slightly further east of Almeria too. Maybe as far as Cartagena or so... I shortlisted the south as I assume the lower latitude will provide higher winter temps than higher latitudes. And yes, I'd prefer to avoid places which are quite to very windy year round. I suppose wind chill can play a part and exaggerate winter temps.


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Yes, I'd rather avoid inland areas for these reasons.
I wouldn't focus too much on general views/stats and you might find that even further than Cartagena the climate can be pretty decent. There are a lot more factors to consider and even the person living in an on paper colder area, might get more sun in their backyard, or be protected from wind. I don't live in Spain permanently and only have a holiday home there. Believe it or not, I was in my garden in Ireland on Saturday, sitting in shorts while it was officially 4C. I just found a nice spot that get's no wind and enjoyed, while others were complaining.


If you can look further than general stats, there are many nice parts of Spain that might offer something. Even a friend of mine was enjoying beach days in Tarragona recently. You can also check out webcams like here in Barcelona:
Even today, people are enjoying the beach on a a partly sunny day real feel 13c:-).
https://www.skylinewebcams.com/en/we...-sebastia.html

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Originally Posted by EgssIsEggs View Post
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Am thinking about a move to Spain, being particularly attracted by the climate.
I am exploring the possibilities of living on the south coast or very near to it .

I'm interested in shortlisting some places- medium to large-sized towns or small cities- which have the mildest winter climates.

I prefer the above size cities for the likely cultural activities on offer, work opportunities, travel and health infrastructures and so on.

I assume all of the south coast doesn't have a uniform climate throughout the year...

I can more easily bear hot summer weather if there are sea breezes providing relief: the historical temperatures I've seen for a couple of south coast cities are around or slightly below the summer temps I get in my present location- which suffers from high temperatures and humidity and typically no breezes at all, let alone windy days.

I would greatly welcome recommendations of places to consider.

Thank you .
I would not base your choice on climate, other factors are more(?) important.
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Do you speak Spanish? What skills/experience do you have that would help you find work?
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I would not base your choice on climate, other factors are more(?) important.
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northern-central Italy. Humid and hot/humid and cold.
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Do you speak Spanish? What skills/experience do you have that would help you find work?
15 yrs English teaching as foreign language (EFL).
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