Javea´s Microclimate

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Javea´s Microclimate

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Javea Microclimate

Javea is renowned as one of the best places in the world to live by the World Health Organisation. This is due to El Montgo Mountain which sits majestically over the town protecting the town from the cold winds of the north.
A microclimate is a local atmospheric zone where the climate differs from the surrounding area. The term may refer to areas as small as a few square feet (for example a garden bed) or as large as many square miles. Microclimates exist, for example, near bodies of water which may cool the local atmosphere, or in heavily urban areas where brick, concrete, and asphalt absorb the sun's energy, heat up, and reradiate that heat to the ambient air: the resulting urban heat island is a kind of microclimate. Microclimates can be found in most places.

El Montgo MountainAnother contributing factor to microclimate is the slope or aspect of an area. South-facing slopes in the Northern Hemisphere and north-facing slopes in the Southern Hemisphere are exposed to more direct sunlight than opposite slopes and are therefore warmer for longer.

Javea's temperature in the summer ranges in the high 30's and in the winter temperatures can be anything from 16°c to early 20°c. An average year brings over 320 days of sunshine!

Javea sees the sun rise first in Spain because it´s the most easterly point of the country, locals refer to Javea as “Amanacer de Espana”, which loosely translates to dawn of Spain.

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