On the Mediterranean coast, the climate is moderate with rain
in spring and autumn. Murcia has an almost African
climate and is characterized by numerous palm trees. Rainfall
is low and the calina, or heat haze, is common during
On the Atlantic coast, the summers are cooler and fairly
heavy rainfall occurs during winter. Inland, the summers
are hot and the rainfall decreases.
The Balearic Islands have a maritime climate,
with cool, wet winters and warm, dry summers.
The Canary Islands have an even warmer climate. The
coastal areas are fairly mild, but the interior, especially
in arid areas of Tenerife, can get very hot during
the day with cold nights. Mount Teide is often snowcapped
in winter and the vast majority of rain falls in winter.