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In times of climate change, a hot summer day can quickly turn into pouring rain that causes flooding within minutes, so it’s increasingly common for people to try to prepare for temperature swings.

Below is the weather report expected in the next few hours for Madrid:

During the day temperature it will reach a maximum of 17 degrees, the probability of rain it will be 25%, with 59% cloudiness, while the wind gusts will be 52 kilometers per hour.

As for UV rays, they should reach a level of up to 5.

For the night, temperature will reach 6 degrees, while the probability of precipitation It will be 11%, with 50% cloudiness, while wind gusts will reach 37 kilometers per hour during the day.

    The rainy season in Madrid is at the end of the year (Madrid City Hall)
The rainy season in Madrid is at the end of the year (Madrid City Hall)

Being located in the center of the European country, the weather in Madrid is considered to be Continental Mediterraneanalthough it is also known as temperate climate with dry and hot summer.

This type of weather is characterized by its mild winters and, as its name suggests, hot, dry summers.

For the Government of Madrid, the minimum temperatures are recorded in winter and range from 0 degrees Celsiuswhile summer highs reach 40 degrees Celsius.

For its part, the National Meteorological Agency (Aemet) of Spain assures that the maximum temperature in the capital does not exceed 35 degrees Celsius, mainly in the south; meanwhile, the average minimum temperature falls below 0 degrees Celsiusespecially north of Madrid.

The ace maximum temperatures They are present between July and August, while the minimum temperatures between January and February.

There mean temperature of the city is around 15 degrees Celsius. It should be noted that frosts in Madrid are frequent and snowfalls more occasional. According to the Aemet, in the southernmost part of the city there can be up to five days of snow per year, but in the north it is easy to exceed 20 days of snow annual.

With regard to precipitation, in the Spanish capital, the Rainy season It is present mainly during the winter or in the intermediate seasons.

At the end of the year, between October and December, as well as April and May, the months when it rains the most to Madrid.

    There are four main climates in Spain (Reuters)
There are four main climates in Spain (Reuters)

Spain is characterized by being sunny, where sunshine hours are about 3,000 hours per year. THE temperatures in this Mediterranean country are mildHowever, there are marked differences between seasons and different areas.

Although Amet records up to 13 types of climates in SpainThey are really four that predominate: oceanic, Mediterranean cool summers, Continental Mediterranean there cold steppe.

The oceanic is characterized by being temperate with cool summers, heavy rainfall and well distributed throughout the year.

In Spain, it appears mainly in northern and western Galicia, the Cantabrian Sea, the Iberian system, the northeast of the northern plateau and much of the Pyrenees, except for the highest areas.

The cool-summer Mediterranean, as its name suggests, has dry and cool summersas well as cold or mild winterswhile most the rains fall in winter or intermediate stations.

This climate covers most of the northern plateau, inland Galicia and many mountainous areas in the center and south of the peninsula. In the Canary Islands, it extends widely inside the islands of La Palma, El Hierro, La Gomera and Tenerife, as well as in the highest areas of Gran Canaria.

Continental Mediterranean records mild and rainy wintersas well as hot, dry summers.

This type of climate is present in much of the Iberian Peninsula and the Balearic Islands. It extends over most of the southern half and the Mediterranean coastal regions, with the exception of the arid areas of the south-east.

As for the cold steppe, the winters are very cold and the summers can be temperate or hotMoreover, the rainfall is rare.

This climate extends to the southeast of the peninsula, to the Ebro Valley, to the southern plateau and, to a lesser extent, to Estemadura, the Balearic Islands and the center of the northern plateau. They are also observed on all the islands of the Canary archipelago.

Spring and fall is when the more pleasant climate in Spainweather conditions that allow you to enjoy the outdoors practically all day.

The ace maximum temperatures are reached in July and Augustthe hottest and driest months in the whole country.

While minimum temperatures usually occur in January and Februarymonths which also coincide with days with more rainmainly in northern Spain.

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