Tag: May 2023

Unusually cold May-weather catch some pilgrims unaware
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Unusually cold May-weather catch some pilgrims unaware

An unusually cold spell in May this year saw pilgrims huddled within freezing albergues wearing all their clothes and even scrambling to buy sleeping bags along the route. Using the averages from weatherspark.com, in May the temperatures in Pamplona typically range from 8°C to 17°C. For reference, the hottest day of the year is normally in August and at that time the temperatures typically range from 15°C to 28°C, while at the end of January, the coldest time of the year it ranges from 0°C to 10°C. May in Spain is normally known for pleasant temperatures, but temperatures were below normal for May in the north of Spain with fairly strong winds also adding to the pilgrims' weather woes. Some pilgrims crossing the Pyrenees even reported some light snow as they walked from Orisso...