|I live in Valencia, Spain, on the NE coast of
Latitude is 39º 28' 54'' North and longitude is 0º 23' 35''
Altitude ranges from 0 to 30 m over sea level.
The climate here
stands in the Upper Thermo Mediterranean and Lower Sub humid
horizons (According to Rivas Martínez, 2001).
The yearly average temp was 19.2ºC in 2001. The yearly maximum
average temp was 23.8ºC and the yearly minimum average temp was
14.5ºC in the same year. We got 499.3 mm of
rain, and the average rain between 1961 and 1990 is 463.6 mm.
Rain here occurs mostly in autumn (September-October) and to a
lesser extent in spring (march to may). It is typical of the
Mediterranean climate to have a dry summer period, from June to
September, where it rains very little or nothing at all, with
temperatures that can surpass 40ºC. During the winter it is not
unusual to have another dry spot, yet shorter (up to 30-40 days
or so), between November and march, though it usually falls a
variable amount of rain during these months. Temperatures only
fall below 0º in Valencia every 10-15 years, when polar winds
from Siberia reach the Iberian Peninsula. In a normal winter we
hardly ever get below +2ºC.
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