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The climate of Andorra: when to go to Andorra

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The climate of Andorra is a mountain climate with Mediterranean influences, the winter has low temperatures, while summer temperatures are mild. The temperatures undergo major differences, depending on the altitude and orientation of mountain slopes. Andorra has a high percentage of sunny days, the climate in winter is rather dry.

Andorra has an alpine climate with dry, cold, rigid winters and relatively humid and mild summers. The climate of Andorra varies greatly depending on the altitude and the orientation of the slopes. During the winter the clear days are very common, the months between January and March are in fact the driest of the year, the wettest months are May, August and September.

The average annual rainfall in the capital Andorra La Vella is around 800 mm, but in the higher areas of the country can exceed 1,500 mm. The end of summer, with spring and fall are the rainy seasons, while in winter there are heavy snowfalls.

The average annual minimum temperatures range between -2ºC in January and 11°C in July and August, while the average maximum temperature ranges between 26ºC in July and 7°C in January.


The ski season in Andorra starts in December and ends in April. Summer is a great time for hiking and trekking in Andorra. In general we can say that every time of the year may be appropriate to visit the country, but are best the warmer months from May to September.


ANDORRA LA VELLA  (1075 meters)
Month Average low (°C) Average high (°C) Precip. (mm) Precip. days
January -2,5 6,9 53,1
February -1,8 8,9 37,9
March -0,2 11,7 40,5
April 1,7 13,3 71,2
May 5,3 17,6 89,8
June 8,8 21,9 84,2
July 11,4 26,2 60,7
August 11,4 25,4 85,6
September 8,5 21,4 80,9
October 4,7 16,0 72,4
November 0,6 10,7 68,2
December -1,4 7,5 67,9
YEAR 3,9 15,6 812,3



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