TEMPERATURES are set to climb rapidly and the sun is shining across Spain in February – a complete change to the ongoing chilly spell and storms brought about by Hurricane Gloria.

Barely any rainfall is predicted for next month, and the mercury is likely to be higher than average for the time of year across Europe – especially in Spain.

Its expected that the temperature will raise to 20ºC during the day in the northern areas like Cantabria, and will crawl up above 22ºC on the Mediterranean coast.

The north-east will see figures of around 16ºC to 18ºC, inland around 13ºC to 16ºC, and Andalucía in the south somewhere in the region of 15ºC and 18ºC.

In the main portion of the month, conditions will be variable, as indicated by the State meteorological office, AEMET.

From around mid-February, in any case, these will turn out to be increasingly steady with gentle temperatures and high weights ruling.

Typhoon Gloria carried snow to inland regions, at times just a couple of kilometers from the Mediterranean coast, alongside winds of as much as 115 kilometers for each hour, heavy downpour, thunder and lightning, and hail.

Be that as it may, AEMET guarantees this is behind us now and spring is close seemingly within easy reach.

In recent years, January on the Mediterranean and in the south would often feature odd springlike days and it was generally one of the milder months of the winter, with temperatures plummeting in February, but after a very wintery January, the milder climate and early spring sun is expected in February instead.

For those living close to mountain valleys, particularly close to the east and south drifts, early February is the season to get the lovely almond bloom. The Jalon valley this time of year is stunning and well worth a visit.

Numerous town halls organise excursions to the  almond plantations so visitors can take selfies with the magnificent pink blooming trees.