Camping Las Dunas is located at the beach of the Bay of Rosas in the Alt Empordà region in the north of Spain. The climate is Mediterranean i.e. determined by the tempering influence of the Mediterranean Sea. The landscape of the region is mountainous in the north and northwest and flat in the south where the Empordà-plain lies. This particular geomorphology and the rain shade created by the tramuntana have a strong influence on the local weather.
An important characteristic of the local weather is the tramuntana (derived from the Latin transmontanus which means “from behind the mountains”). The tramuntana is a strong and fresh wind from the north or northwest that mainly blows from November to March. Through the influence of the Pyrenees and the French central massif the wind increases its power and also affects the Balearic Islands (mainly Menorca and Mallorca). In summer the wind on the campsite tends to blow from the southeast (Garbí).
The average annual temperature is approximately 15oC. Winters are relatively fresh, but without much frost. The summers are dry and warm, but tempered by a gentle sea breeze. The hottest month is July and the coldest is January
Table with the average temperature per month:
The highest and lowest temperatures ever measured are 38oC and -16oC
Spring and autumn are the periods with most precipitation, with a significant difference between the 500 litres a year on the Empordà plain and the 1200 litres a year in the mountains. During the summer often thunderstorms form over the mountains, but they rarely reach the cost. In some rare occasions the Empordà has suffered snowfall on sea level. The last time was in 2010 and caused significant problems in the electricity supply.