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Montserrat Weather: Average Weather Conditions in Montserrat. Weather and Temperature Calendar for Montserrat Monastery in Catalonia, Spain

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The View from Montserrat Mountain
The View from Montserrat Mountain
Montserrat's climate, like the place itself, is rather unique. Its position at the top of a mountain means that it is very exposed to the elements. This page will provide you with an overview to the weather all year round in Montserrat. There is information on the climate on the mountain and statistics about the weather throughout the year. There is also advice on how to prepare for a trip to Montserrat depending on what time of the year you are coming.

If you would like an up-to-date guide to the current weather in Montserrat with a five day forecast, see our Montserrat Weather Forecast page.


The climate in Montserrat

Montserrat has what the monastery describe as 'a damp Mediterranean climate'. It is affected by the shape of the mountain - the jagged top of the mountain and the sudden changes in altitude mean that there can be sharp contrasts in climate over very short distances. This means that on one mountain there can be different micro-climates in different parts of the mountain.

Montserrat monastery has its own weather station - located 740 metres up the mountain. Here are some of the statistics that they have collated:

  • The average yearly rainfall at Montserrat is 678 l/m2.
  • The average yearly temperature is 13 - 14 degrees Celsius.
  • There is an influence from the sea winds, meaning that there is regularly a thick fog on the mountain (this provides necessary humidity for the plants on the mountain).
  • Snowfall is rare on Montserrat, but it will sporadically snow heavily.

  • Advice regarding the weather in Montserrat

    It is important to remember that if you plan on going for walks in Montserrat, you could find yourself spending a lot of time without shade. This is particularly important to remember in the summer months, when it can be very hot. If you plan on going for a walk it is best to avoid the midday sun. It is also important to remember to bring a hat, suncream and lots of water for your journey.

    It is also important to remember that Montserrat's location at the top of a mountain often means that it can be colder and windier than the climate below. If you are coming, for example, on a day trip from warm and sunny Barcelona, it is important to bear in mind that it could be a lot more chilly on Montserrat - bring a warm layer or two to ensure that you don't spend your whole time at Montserrat trying to shelter from the cold.

    Montserrat has unique weather. Before heading for a trip to Montserrat, check the daily weather forecast and bring the necessary clothing and anything else that you might need to cope with the weather that they are expecting.


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