Did you know we have over 320 days of sunshine a year!*
*This statistic is based on a 10 year period in Sobrabre, the district where we live. You can find out more about Sobrabre by following the link below.
Pyrenees Weather Forecast
Our central location in the Spanish Pyrenees means we benefit from the perfect balance between the hot Mediterranean and cooler Atlantic climate. It is here that we run small group Special Interest and Activity Holidays, as well as B&B and Self Catering accommodation.
It is important to remember that at any time of year, across the entire mountain range, a rise in elevation of 200m can mean a fall in temperature of around 1°C - even in summer!
Click on our weather widget below for a full weekly forecast. For the English version, simply change the language setting at the top right of the page and enter Albella as the location, top left.
We find El Tiempo to be the most accurate of the forecasts.
Spring is one of our favourite seasons, it seems to arrive suddenly and quickly feels like summer. The average daytime temperatures are between 15°C and 25°C.
The valley has every shade of green imaginable as the trees burst in the sunshine.
By midday it is often shorts weather, although venturing high means a good layering system of clothing is needed as temperatures can drop quickly.
We start to eat outside on the terrace often with a parasol for shade.
Even in springtime there can be snow flurries, however it never lasts.
As June arrives, the flowers and butterflies are amazing. The snow begins to melt on the mountain tops and the river Ara turns aquamarine, fast flowing and shimmering as it snakes down the valley.
Tends to be hot with intense sunshine. During the day, temperatures normally reach between 26°C and 32°C, but the night air is pleasantly cool.
In July and August thunder storms can develop late in the afternoon or in the evening. These make for dramatic skies but pass quickly and within a few hours we have clear skies again.
We are now outside for most meals, including supper, which tends to be later as the day cools.
It is quite hot in the lower part of the valley. Be aware that the sun is extremely strong, exposed skin is not a good idea.
It is cooler higher up in the mountains and a great time to go down to the river or visit one of the nearby natural pools for a swim, we have some favourite spots.
Our favourite season, we often enjoy the warmth of an Indian summer, with blue skies and mountain colours. The weather in the mountains can be unpredictable, Autumn brings the possibility of rain.
It can be cool first thing but by midday the shorts are back! Maximum daytime temperatures range between 15°C and 25°C. Evenings cool off quickly as the days get shorter.
We are still eating lunch outside on the terrace (work permitting, coffee and tea as well!).
The mountains are a blaze of red, ochre and every shade of brown imaginable. It is a good time to go and pick mushrooms, a favourite past time in the valley.
Daily temperatures are more variable with cold starts. We do however get plenty of winter sunshine, a world away from the UK winter we grew up with. By midday it´s warm enough to peel the layers off.
January is the coldest month, heavy frosts and night time temperatures as low as -15°C but beautiful clear blue skies during the day.
At our self-catering cottage in Torla, however, you can often find snow on the ground from December through to February. The perfect place for a romantic Christmas escape, with a cosy cottage and a log fire to return to.
Lower down the valley at our guesthouse, we do not get as much snow, but enough for the girls to make at least one snowman! The mountains look beautiful from the balconies, snow capped and serene. It is a good time to head to the National Park of Ordesa, where the snow shoe walking is spectacular.