Santiago de Compostela is 40km from the coast in Galicia the very north west of Spain and is one of the wettest places on the Iberian Peninsula. The damp climate means that it is wet and mild in winter and humid in summer, while evenings can be chilly.
The area surrounding Santiago de Compostela is often referred to as Green Spain with its lush green landscape. The climate tends to be cooler than most other regions of Spain, so during the summer months when other locations tend to be very hot, Santiago de Compostela will be very comfortable with average temperatures of between 20º-25ºC. Winter months are cooler averaging 8º-10ºC, but still relatively mild.
Choosing a Car
The weather in Santiago de Compostela can be mild and humid enough for you to put the air conditioning on during the spring and autumn months. Most of the hire cars come with it for a small amount extra, and if you are visiting Spain over the summer months we strongly recommend that you get an air cooled car.