Spain’s summer season promises high temperatures and plentiful sun with some days easily exceeding 30 degrees celsius. The shoulder seasons of May, June, September and October still tend to offer warm, sunny days yet without the peak season crowds. Temperatures take a dip from November until April when, although it’s still possible to enjoy the comparatively mild weather compared to the UK, beach days might not on the agenda. Average temperatures in the Balearic islands from November to April range from 19 or 20 degrees celsius as a maximum down to 15 degrees as the daytime minimum. The Costa del Sol maintains slightly higher temperatures but, as with the whole of Spain, the weather is more changeable so warmer, sunny days alternate with periods of worse weather. Overall Spain has a mild, Mediterranean climate without the low temperatures experienced in northern Europe.