Vigo is located in the northern part of the country, often called “Green Spain”, and is characterised by relatively mild winters, warm but not hot summers and generally abundant rainfall spread throughout the year.
Temperatures in Vigo
Temperatures vary only slightly on a diurnal and a seasonal basis and its distance from the Atlantic Ocean also affects precipitation with less rainfall in the east than in the west. Autumn (October through December) is the wettest season, while July is the driest month. This region offers a taste of “real Spain” taking you away from the touristy Costas and into a greener and more culturally defined part of Spain. In Galicia you can explore a region rich in history, tradition and architecture.
The landscape here is lush and mountainous, peppered with forests of pine and eucalyptus.
The predominant colour of the landscape is green, and not the brown or burnt green you see in the south, with scenery resembling and varying between the hills and fells found in the Yorkshire Dales and Lake District, and the mountains of the Scottish Highlands.
The temperate climate, combined with the hundreds of kilometres of coastline, has resulted in this area having a dual economy of farming and fishing, with Vigo being famous for its shellfish and crustaceans.
Choosing a Car
The weather in Vigo can be warm 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.