Camino Weather Map

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Weather on the Camino the Santiago can vary depending on the Camino route and the season of the year. The most popular Camino trail is the French way; it extends from Northeast to Northwest Spain, winters are mild with rainfall and in summer temperatures rarely exceed 25ºC.

In the north of Spain you can enjoy an average of 1584 to 2223 hours of sunshine per year. So even during winter days you can experience cold temperatures but with the sun shining in the blue sky.

To help you plan your Camino better we have developed the Camino Weather Map to keep you informed about the climate conditions every month of the year.

Weather on the Camino de Santiago

Weather on the Camino de Santiago may vary depending on the trail you opt to walk and the season. The Camino has nine major routes, the main ones are in northern Spain. The weather in northern Spain is oceanic, characterised by soft winters, not too hot summers, and precipitation.

The French way is the most popular route, which extends from the Pyrenees to the Galician Coast. There are also two trails that start in Portugal and one that extends from Seville to Santiago de Compostela.

Spring (March, April and May) is one of the most popular seasons to go on the Camino. Temperatures slowly get warmer; it goes from 13°C (55°F) in March to 18°C (64°F) in May. The days still have a tendency to be half rainy and half sunny.

Summer is peak season on the Camino. In general, from June to August it can be very warm in Spain. However, the weather in north Spain can be cooler than in the rest of the country in summer. The sun is shining for a majority of the days every month. However, in Sarria in particular, there is a higher chance of rain. Temperatures average around 25°C (77°F) if you opt to go on one of the recommended summer routes, for example: the French Way from Le Puy to Pamplona and Portuguese Coastal Route.

Autumn is also a very popular season to go on the Camino. Temperatures cool to around 23°C (73°F) in September, 18°C (64°F) in October, and 13°C (55°F) in November. As the temperatures drop, there is also a higher chance of rain along the route.

Walking the Camino in winter can be very challenging due to the cold, snow and ice. In winter, the probability of rain is very high and temperatures on the Camino average around 13°C (55°F) if you opt to go on one of the recommended winter routes, for example: the Via de la Plata route and Portuguese Coastal route.

Camino Frances (The French Way) Weather

The French Way in its entirety stretches from Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port to Santiago de Compostela, and is divided into eight sections. Some of the most popular cities along the route include Pamplona, Leon, and Sarria. All sections of the Camino Frances stretch across the northern region of Spain, creating very seasonal weather.

Weather on the Camino Frances

Camino Frances in Spring
13°C (55°F) to 18°C (64°F)

Camino Frances in Summer
26°C (79°F) to 11°C (64°F)

Camino Frances in Autumn
23°C (73°F) to 13°C (55°F)

Camino Frances in Winter
9°C (48°F) to 19°C (66°F)

Camino Portugues (The Portuguese Way) Weather

Going from Lisbon to Santiago, over five sections, the Camino Portugues travels from southern Portugal up to Spain and Santiago de Compostela. Typically, the beginning sections of the Portuguese Way are warmer than the later sections.

Weather on the Camino Portugues

Camino Portugues in Spring
13°C (55°F) to 18°C (64°F)

Camino Portugues in Summer
27°C (80°F) to 11°C (52°F)

Camino Portugues in Autumn
23°C (73°F) to 8°C (46°F)

Camino Portugues in Winter
16°C (61°F) to 12°C (54°F)

Camino del Norte (The Northern Way)

Divided into four sections, the Northern Way starts in San Sebastian and stretches to Oviedo. Because the Camino del Norte is in Northern Spain, the weather is not as intense as other routes to Santiago de Compostela.

Weather on the Camino del Norte

Camino del Norte in Spring
13°C (55°F) to 18°C (64°F)

Camino del Norte in Summer
27°C (81°F) to 11°C (52°F)

Camino del Norte in Autumn
21°C (70°F) to 11°C (52°F)

Camino del Norte in Winter
16°C (61°F) to 12°C (54°F)

Le Puy Camino or Via Podiensis Weather

The Via Podiensis (Le Puy Route) stretches, in six sections, from Le Puy en Velay to Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port. Since the Via Podiensis traverses through inland France, the weather is reflective of that area.

Weather on the Le Puy Camino

Le Puy Camino in Spring
15°C (59°F) to 23°C (73°F)

Le Puy Camino in Summer
28°C (81°F) to 11°C (52°F)

Le Puy Camino in Autumn
24°C (75°F) to 9°C (48°F)

Le Puy Camino in Winter
10°C (50°F) to 2°C (35°F)

Camino Weather: Santiago de Compostela

The final destination of each Camino is Santiago de Compostela, home to the remains of St James. Typically, the weather in the city is steady, since it’s located within 100km of the coast.

Weather in Santiago de Compostela

Santiago in Spring
14°C (57°F) to 18°C (64°F)

Santiago in Summer
26°C (79°F) to 10°C (50°F)

Santiago in Autumn
23°C (73°F) to 14°C (57°F)

Santiago in Winter
14°C (57°F) to 11°C (52°F)

Keep up to date with the weather map

The weather on the Camino nowadays can be very changeable because of climate change, temperatures per season changing from year to year. What we recommend is to always keep an eye on the Camino weather forecast before and during your trip.

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